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Having the property of cleansing the body.
A medicine or other agent used to cleanse the body.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Glossographia Anglicana Nova. From classical Latin abluent-, abluēns, present participle of abluere to wash off or away from ab- + luere to wash.
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