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verbrare, archaic, figurative, literal
with object = absterge (literal and figurative).See also absterge
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From classical Latin absters-, past participial stem of abstergēre absterge.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.