detersive

[ dih-tur-siv ]
/ dɪˈtɜr sɪv /

adjective

cleansing; detergent.

noun

a detersive agent or medicine.

Nearby words

  1. determinism,
  2. determinist,
  3. deterministic,
  4. deterrence,
  5. deterrent,
  6. detest,
  7. detestable,
  8. detestation,
  9. dethatch,
  10. dethrone

Origin of detersive

1580–90; < Middle French détersif < Latin dēters(us) (past participle of dētergēre; see deterge) + -if -ive

Related formsde·ter·sive·ly, adverbde·ter·sive·ness, noun

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