Abste'rsive. adj. [from absterge.] That has the quality of absterging or cleansing.
It is good, after purging, to use apozemes and broths, not so much opening as those used before purging; but abstersive and mundifying clysters also are good to conclude with, to draw away the reliques of the humours. Bacon's Nat. History.
A tablet stood of that abstersive tree,
Where Æthiops' swarthy bird did build to nest. Sir J. Denh.
There, many a flow'r abstersive grew,
Thy fav'rite flow'rs of yellow hue. Swift's Miscellanies.