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Meaning of ABSTERSIVE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ab*ster"sive\, a. [Cf. F. abstersif. See
    {Absterge}.]
    Cleansing; purging. --Bacon.
    
    
  2. \Ab*ster"sive\, n.
    Something cleansing.
    
          The strong abstersive of some heroic magistrate.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    
 

 

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