abstersive

[ ab-stur-siv ]
/ æbˈstɜr sɪv /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. abstainer,
  2. abstemious,
  3. abstention,
  4. abstentionism,
  5. abstergent,
  6. abstinence,
  7. abstinence syndrome,
  8. abstinence theory,
  9. abstinent,
  10. abstr.

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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