Definition of abstersion in English:

abstersion

(also abstertion)

noun

archaic
rare
  • 1obsolete
    Concrete The act or process of wiping clean, cleansing, scouring, or purging. Also concrete: †an abstersive agent (obsolete).

  • 2figurative
    Figurative and in figurative contexts.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From Middle French, French abstersion and its etymon post-classical Latin abstersion-, abstersio action of wiping away from classical Latin absters-, past participial stem of abstergēre + -iō.

Pronunciation:

abstersion

/əbˈstəːʃn/