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surface–active

adjective

Definition of surface–active

  1. :  altering the properties and especially lowering the tension at the surface of contact between phases <soaps and wetting agents are typical surface–active substances>



1920

First Known Use of surface–active

1920


Medical Dictionary

surface–active

adjective

Medical Definition of surface–active

  1. :  altering the properties and especially lowering the tension at the surface of contact between phases <soaps and wetting agents are typical surface–active substances>




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