Definition of deterge in English:


Syllabification: de·terge
Pronunciation: /diˈtərj


[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.


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

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