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wetting agent

noun

Definition of WETTING AGENT

:  a substance that by becoming adsorbed prevents a surface from being repellent to a wetting liquid and is used especially in mixing solids with liquids or spreading liquids on surfaces
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First Known Use of WETTING AGENT

1927
Medical Dictionary

wetting agent

noun

Medical Definition of WETTING AGENT

:  a substance that promotes the spreading of a liquid on a surface or the penetration of a liquid into a material especially by becoming adsorbed in such a way that the liquid is no longer repelled

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