- detention centre,
- detention home,
Origin of detergent
adjective Also: detersive (dɪˈtɜːsɪv)
Word Origin for detergent
"detergent substance," 1670s, from detergent (adj.).
1610s, from Latin detergentem (nominative detergens), present participle of detergere "to wipe away, cleanse," from de- "off, away" (see de-) + tergere "to rub, polish, wipe." Originally a medical term, application to "chemical cleansing product" is from 1938.