Pronounced: fleer, noun/verb

Notes: My guess was one who runs away (the person who is pursued), but that isn’t correct

Yesterday’s word

The word deterge means “to wash, wipe, or cleanse”

First usage

Our word goes back to the early 1600s

Background / Comments

You probably guessed the word if you added an ‘n’ and a ‘t’ and produced “detergent”. It comes from the Latin word detergere (to wipe away), which comes from de- (away) and tergere (to wipe)

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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