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

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Chemists solve the problem by increasing the surface area of the oil particles and adding ingredients, called surfactants and emulsifiers, to prevent separation. Carla K. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests," 27 Aug. 2019 Just be aware that because there is no emulsifier added, the milk may separate. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "5 Trader Joe's New Products to Try This Fall," 17 Sep. 2019 Chemists solve the problem by increasing the surface area of the oil particles and adding ingredients, called surfactants and emulsifiers, to prevent separation. Carla K. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests," 27 Aug. 2019 Chemists solve the problem by increasing the surface area of the oil particles and adding ingredients, called surfactants and emulsifiers, to prevent separation. Carla K. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests," 27 Aug. 2019 Chemists solve the problem by increasing the surface area of the oil particles and adding ingredients, called surfactants and emulsifiers, to prevent separation. Washington Post, "How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests," 26 Aug. 2019 Chemists solve the problem by increasing the surface area of the oil particles and adding ingredients, called surfactants and emulsifiers, to prevent separation. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests," 26 Aug. 2019 Chemists solve the problem by increasing the surface area of the oil particles and adding ingredients, called surfactants and emulsifiers, to prevent separation. Author: Carla K. Johnson, Anchorage Daily News, "How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests," 26 Aug. 2019 Chemists solve the problem by increasing the surface area of the oil particles and adding ingredients, called surfactants and emulsifiers, to prevent separation. NBC News, "How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of emulsifier

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of emulsifier was in 1888

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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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