wetting agent


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wet·ting agent

(wĕt′ĭng)
n.
A substance that reduces the surface tension of water or another liquid, causing the liquid to spread across or penetrate more easily the surface of a solid.

wetting agent

n
(Chemistry) chem any substance added to a liquid to lower its surface tension and thus increase its ability to spread across or penetrate into a solid

wet′ting a′gent


n.
any admixture to a liquid for increasing its ability to penetrate, or spread over the surface of, a given material, esp. cloth, paper, or leather.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wetting agent - a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved
emulsifier - a surface-active agent that promotes the formation of an emulsion
chemical agent - an agent that produces chemical reactions
detergent - a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering
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