Definition of absterse in English:

absterse

verb

rare, archaic, figurative, literal
  • with object = absterge (literal and figurative).

    See also absterge

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From classical Latin absters-, past participial stem of abstergēre absterge.

Pronunciation

absterse

/əbˈstəːs//abˈstəːs/