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de·ter·gent

 (dĭ-tûr′jənt)
n.
A cleansing substance that acts similarly to soap but is made from chemical compounds rather than fats and lye.
adj.
Having cleansing power.

detergent

(dɪˈtɜːdʒənt)
n
(Chemistry) a cleansing agent, esp a surface-active chemical such as an alkyl sulphonate, widely used in industry, laundering, shampoos, etc
adj
having cleansing power
[C17: from Latin dētergēns wiping off; see deterge]

de•ter•gent

(dɪˈtɜr dʒənt)

n.
1. any synthetic organic cleaning agent that is liquid or water-soluble and has wetting-agent and emulsifying properties.
2. a similar substance that is oil-soluble, used in lubricating oils, dry-cleaning preparations, etc.
3. any cleansing agent, including soap.
adj.
4. cleansing; purging.
[1610–20; (< French) < Latin dētergent-, s. of dētergēns, present participle of dētergēre. See deterge, -ent]

de·ter·gent

(dĭ-tûr′jənt)
A cleaning agent that increases the ability of water to penetrate fabric and break down greases and dirt. Detergents act like soap but are made of chemicals obtained from petroleum products. Their molecules surround particles of grease and dirt, allowing them to be carried away. Compare soap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detergent - a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and launderingdetergent - a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering
anionic, anionic detergent, non-ionic detergent - a class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutions
cationic detergent, invert soap - a class of synthetic detergents in which the surface-active part of the molecule is the cation
SLS, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauryl sulphate - a caustic detergent useful for removing grease; although commonly included in personal care items (shampoos and toothpastes etc.) it can irritate skin and should not be swallowed
surface-active agent, surfactant, wetter, wetting agent - a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved
2.detergent - a cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension
cleaner, cleanser, cleansing agent - a preparation used in cleaning something
dishwasher detergent, dishwashing detergent, dishwashing liquid - a low-sudsing detergent designed for use in dishwashers
laundry detergent - any of various detergents designed for use in a washing machine for clothing
liquid detergent - a detergent in liquid form
Adj.1.detergent - having cleansing power
purifying - freeing from noxious matter; "filtration is a purifying agent"

detergent

noun
1. cleaner, cleanser, washing-up liquid, soap powder, soap flakes He squeezed some detergent over the dishes.
adjective
1. cleansing, cleaning, purifying, abstergent, detersive low-lather detergent powders
Translations
čisticí prostředekčistící prostředek
vaskemiddelvaskepulver
pesuaine
deterdžent
mosószer
hreinsiefni
洗剤
세제
ploviklisskalbiklis
mazgāšanas līdzeklis
pralno sredstvo
tvättmedel
ผงซักฟอก
bột giặt

detergent

[dɪˈtɜːdʒənt]
A. ADJdetergente
B. Ndetergente m

detergent

[dɪˈtɜːrənt] ndétersif m, détergent m

detergent

nReinigungs- or Säuberungsmittel nt; (= soap powder etc)Waschmittel nt
adjreinigend

detergent

[dɪˈtɜːdʒənt] ndetersivo, detergente m

detergent

(diˈtəːdʒənt) noun
a (soapless) substance used for cleaning. She poured detergent into the washing-machine.

detergent

مَادَةٌ مُنَظِّفَة čisticí prostředek vaskepulver Reinigungsmittel απορρυπαντικό detergente pesuaine détergent deterdžent detergente 洗剤 세제 wasmiddel vaskemiddel detergent detergente моющее средство tvättmedel ผงซักฟอก deterjan bột giặt 洗涤剂

de·ter·gent

n. detergente, agente limpiador;
a. detergente, limpiador-a.

detergent

n detergente m
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