verb[with object] rare
- We then watch him clean his sheets as a metaphor of his resolve to deterge the world of evil.
- After being dried-up the polymer is not deterged by any well-known lacquer solvents.
- The plasma-enhanced chemical cleaning is employed to deterge the Al pads of IC products.
Early 17th century: from French déterger or Latin detergere 'wipe away'.
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