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ex-tergeo , si, sum, 2; also ex-tergo , 3 (
I.inf. extergere, Vulg. Johan. 13, 5; praes. extergimus, id. Luc. 10, 11: extergunt, id. Baruch, 6, 12; praes. subj. pass. extergantur, Dig. 33, 7, 12, § 22), v. a., to wipe out or off, to wipe dry, wipe (mostly ante- and post-class.).
I. Lit.: “extergeto spongia bene,Cato, R. R. 162, 3: “columnas, pavimenta, podia spongiis, Dig. l. l.: coronas,Vitr. 7, 3: “baxeas,Plaut. Men. 2, 3, 40; cf. id. Rud. 5, 2, 12; 14; 17: “manus,id. Most. 1, 3, 110: aera extersa rubiginem celerius trahunt, Plin. 34, 9, 21, § 99.—*
II. Transf., to strip clean, to plunder: “o Verria praeclara! ... quod fanum non eversum atque extersum reliqueris?Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 21 fin.
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