detergent

(redirected from Detergents)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

detergent

[dɪˈtɜːrənt] ndétersif m, détergent m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

detergent

nReinigungs- or Säuberungsmittel nt; (= soap powder etc)Waschmittel nt
adjreinigend
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

detergent

[dɪˈtɜːdʒənt] ndetersivo, detergente m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

detergent

(diˈtəːdʒənt) noun
a (soapless) substance used for cleaning. She poured detergent into the washing-machine.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

de·ter·gent

n. detergente, agente limpiador;
a. detergente, limpiador-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

detergent

n detergente m
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Jeeto Detergent as a brand is working hand in hand with the Mumbai-based globally acclaimed firm 3EA for research and marketing expertise to place themselves as an affordable yet leading brand in the personal care segment, especially powder detergents.
Last summer Erin Barbot, an organizer in Silver Spring, Maryland, did her own test of laundry detergents, looking for products that were low in chemicals but still effective, without spending too much.
by ONANadiya bint Mohammed Al Siyabi, Head of Chemical and Petroleum Products Specifications Department said that consumers should observe the risks of detergents and direct and long term health impacts.
* Growing awareness about the advantage of liquid laundry detergents and increased incomes are benefitting the category, according to a recent study.
Horowitz played a role at USA Detergents, which launched Xtra detergent as the laundry category was transitioning from powders to liquids.
Detergent alcohols are used to manufacture surfactants, which are key, active cleaning ingredients in consumer products such as shampoos, liquid soaps and laundry detergents.
Laundry detergents, irrespective of delivery form, accounted for 8,685 (4.8%) of these exposures (5).
Industrial laundry and dishwasher detergents will now be eligible for the European ecological label (the label with the flower).
Abu Dhabi Children are the main victims of poisoning from everyday household detergents and pesticides, a doctor at the Health Authority -- Abu Dhabi (HAAD) said.
Summary: DUBAI -- Around 18 per cent of detergents available in UAE markets do not conform to declared weight or volume in its packaging statement, according to a latest study by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, or Esma.
A study by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (Esma) has found that 18 per cent of tested detergents in the UAE do not conform to declared weight or volume in their packaging statement.