The most recent quotation listed by the OED is from 1817. And a Google search turns up only instances of the Latin word and definitions and quotations. I can’t find a recent original use. And yet, the word is not listed as obsolete, rare or archaic. Odd, neh? It’s another word that ought to get more use.
To wipe away; to wipe clean; to cleanse; also fig. to purge.