detergency, n.
/di terrj"/, v.t., deterged, deterging.
1. to wipe or wash away; cleanse.
2. to cleanse of impurities or undesirable matter, as a wound.
[1615-25; ( < F) < L detergere to wipe off, equiv. to de- DE- + tergere to wipe]

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