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detergent

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adjective de·ter·gent \-jənt\

Definition of detergent

  1. :  that cleanses :  cleansing <a detergent oil>



1616

First Known Use of detergent

1616


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detergent

noun de·ter·gent

Simple Definition of detergent

  • : a powder or liquid that is used to clean clothes, dishes, etc. : a chemical substance that is like soap

Full Definition of detergent

  1. :  a cleansing agent: as a :  soap b :  any of numerous synthetic water-soluble or liquid organic preparations that are chemically different from soaps but are able to emulsify oils, hold dirt in suspension, and act as wetting agents c :  an oil-soluble substance that holds insoluble foreign matter in suspension and is used in lubricating oils and dry-cleaning solvents

Examples of detergent

  1. We have tried different laundry detergents.

  2. <add the detergent to the washing machine before putting in the clothes>



1676

First Known Use of detergent

1676



DETERGENT Defined for Kids

detergent

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noun de·ter·gent \di-ˈtər-jənt\

Definition of detergent

  1. :  a substance that cleans





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