detersive

[ dih-tur-siv ]
/ dɪˈtɜr sɪv /

adjective

cleansing; detergent.

noun

a detersive agent or medicine.

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Origin of detersive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM detersive

de·ter·sive·ly, adverbde·ter·sive·ness, noun
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