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Tergeo

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The Harry Potter Canon

"You're covered in blood! ...Come here — Tergeo!"
-- Hermione Granger (HBP8)

Cleans up the target object or person.

References from the canon

  • Hermione used this spell to siphon blood off Harry's face, which had been left there after his nose had been broken by Draco Malfoy (HBP8)
  • Ron used this spell to siphon oven grease off his handkerchief so that he could lend it to Hermione, who had just burst into tears (DH6).
  • Harry used this spell to remove dust from some of the framed photographs in Bathilda Bagshot's house (DH17).

Commentary

Etymology

"tergeo" L. to wipe off, to wipe dry; to scour, to clean

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