de·​ter·​gen·​cy di-ˈtər-jən(t)-sē How to pronounce detergency (audio)
: cleansing quality or power

Word History

First Known Use

1710, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of detergency was in 1710

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Cite this Entry

“Detergency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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