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Meaning of ABSTERSION

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab*ster"sion\, n. [F. abstersion. See {Absterge}.]
Act of wiping clean; a cleansing; a purging.

      The task of ablution and abstersion being performed.
                                               --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

 

 

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