abstersive

[ab-stur-siv]

adjective


Origin of abstersive

1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin abstersīvus, equivalent to Latin absters(us), past participle of abstergēre (see abstergent) + -īvus -ive
Related formsab·ster·sive·ness, noun
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