Draves test

noun

ˈdrāvz-
: a test of the efficiency of a wetting agent based on the time required for a standard skein of cotton yarn carrying a standard weight to sink in a water solution of that wetting agent

Word History

Etymology

after Carl Z. Draves, born 1894 American chemist, its deviser

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“Draves test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Draves%20test. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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