emulsifier

noun

emul·​si·​fi·​er i-ˈməl-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce emulsifier (audio)
: 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 These emulsifiers ensure the fabric softener works effectively by combining all ingredients evenly. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 June 2024 But Take Note There are a few more ingredients in these teething biscuits compared to other products on our list, including tapioca starch and sunflower lecithin, an emulsifier. Lauren Capacete, Ms, Rd, Parents, 20 May 2024 Some emulsifiers are even naturally occurring, like pectins in fruit. Kayla Hui, Verywell Health, 16 May 2024 Here’s how emulsifiers might be impacting your health. Kayla Hui, Verywell Health, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for emulsifier 

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emulsifier was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Emulsifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emulsifier. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

emulsifier

noun
emul·​si·​fi·​er i-ˈməl-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce emulsifier (audio)
: a substance (as a soap) that helps to form and stabilize an emulsion

Medical Definition

emulsifier

noun
emul·​si·​fi·​er i-ˈməl-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce emulsifier (audio)
: one that emulsifies
especially : a surface-active agent (as a soap) promoting the formation and stabilization of an emulsion

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