emulsifier

noun
emul·​si·​fi·​er | \ i-ˈməl-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce emulsifier (audio) \

Definition of emulsifier

: one that emulsifies especially : a surface-active agent (such as a soap) promoting the formation and stabilization of an emulsion

Examples of emulsifier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cream provides richness, the scotch gives it malty body and the egg works as an emulsifier to bring everything harmoniously together. Jason O'bryan, Robb Report, 9 Dec. 2021 Just uses the legumes' gelatin properties as a thickener and emulsifier in making its products. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 21 Oct. 2021 And polysorbate 80 is used as an emulsifier to make foods like ice cream and pudding creamier. NBC News, 2 Sep. 2021 Just uses the legumes gelatin properties as a thickener and emulsifier in making its products. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 4 Aug. 2021 Other than acting as an emulsifier or thickener in skin-care products, cetyl alcohol is also an occlusive agent, similar to petroleum. Devon Abelman, Allure, 17 July 2021 It was made from soy lecithin—basically a fatty emulsifier—and Bob Goldberg, cofounder and CEO of Follow Your Heart, used it on everything. Larissa Zimberoff, Wired, 1 June 2021 The other main ingredients in Wildgood are chicory root fiber, pea protein, and carob bean gum (an emulsifier), and a variety of different flavorings like vanilla, cocoa, sea salt, mango puree, pistachios, and coffee. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 14 May 2021 It's used as an emulsifier to make products creamier. Erika Edwards, NBC News, 5 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of emulsifier

1888, in the meaning defined above

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17 Dec 2021

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“Emulsifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emulsifier. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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emulsifier

noun
emul·​si·​fi·​er | \ i-ˈməl-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce emulsifier (audio) \

Medical Definition of emulsifier

: one that emulsifies especially : a surface-active agent (as a soap) promoting the formation and stabilization of an emulsion

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