- "The wand siphoned off most of the grease. Looking rather pleased with himself, Ron handed the slightly smoking handkerchief to Hermione."
- Hermione Granger used this spell to remove the dried blood off of Harry Potter's face in 1996.
- Ron Weasley used this spell to siphon grease off of a handkerchief for Hermione Granger in 1997.
- Harry Potter used this spell to remove the dust from photographs while at Bathilda Bagshot's cottage in 1997.
- Mathilda Grimblehawk's partner used this spell to harvest Flobberworm Mucus from a Flobberworm, and to clean up dried ink previously spilt onto a letter for Bilius Finbok.
In Latin the verb tergere means "to rub off, wipe off, wipe dry, wipe clean, cleanse".
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World