Definition of deterge in English:

deterge

Syllabification: de·terge
Pronunciation: /diˈtərj
 
/

verb

[with object] rare
  • Cleanse thoroughly.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

early 17th century: from French déterger or Latin detergere 'wipe away'.

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