Definition of absterse in English:

absterse

verb

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

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/