Meaning of deterge

de•terge

Pronunciation: (di-tûrj'), [key]
— -terged, -terg•ing.
  1. to wipe or wash away; cleanse.
  2. to cleanse of impurities or undesirable matter, as a wound.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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