Definition of deterge in English:


Line breaks: de|terge
Pronunciation: /dɪˈtəːdʒ


[with object] rare
  • Cleanse thoroughly: she wanted to deterge herself completely of it
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    • 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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