Definition of Absterging

1. Verb. (present participle of absterge) ¹



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Definition of Absterging

1. absterge [v] - See also: absterge

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absterging

abstention
abstention doctrine
abstention doctrines
abstentionism
abstentionisms
abstentionist
abstentionists
abstentions
abstentious
abstentiousness
absterge
absterged
abstergent
abstergents
absterges
absterging (current term)
absterse
abstersed
absterses
abstersing
abstersion
abstersions
abstersive
abstersiveness
abstersives
abstersory
abstinence-only
abstinence symptoms

Literary usage of Absterging

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1. Medical Inquiries and Observations by Benjamin Rush (1805)
"... these parts promoting it when by an absterging medicine they are eased of the burden or stimulus which oppresses them." " All these acute putrid fevers ..."

2. The Code of Health and Longevity: Or, A Concise View, of the Principles by Sir John Sinclair (1807)
"... not purging at all, or absterging ; but only cooling, and somewhat opening ; those are approved, which are made of the juices of lettuce, ..."

3. The Law Magazine, Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence by William S. Hein & Company (1833)
"387 he justly adds, with much novelty of expression, if not of thought, that " it is the fountain of vice whence the evil flows which requires absterging. ..."

4. A Handbook of uterine therapeutics and of diseases of women by Edward John Tilt (1881)
"... to repeat this surface-contact of the caustic three or four times with the same precautions, and, at last, after carefully absterging the eschar, ..."

5. The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a Life of the by Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu (1859)
"Also in purging and absterging medicines, some carry away the fluid humours violently others draw the more obstinate and viscous. 9. ..."

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