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Meaning of ABSTERGENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ab*ster"gent\, a. [L. abstergens, p. pr. of
    abstergere.]
    Serving to cleanse, detergent.
    
    
  2. \Ab*ster"gent\, n.
    A substance used in cleansing; a detergent; as, soap is an
    abstergent.
    
    
 

 

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