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 In this recipe, the Dijon also acts as an emulsifier so the marinade adheres to the fish. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Easy baked cod gets flavorful boost from Dijon," 8 May 2020 The liquid from the bean has proven—like eggs—to be a good emulsifier. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "Long cast as mushy sidekicks, beans finally get the spotlight," 9 Mar. 2020 Mice that had a genetic predisposition to colitis —a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease — developed the disease faster when exposed to emulsifiers. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Highly processed foods look more and more unhealthy. The reason why may be hiding in our guts.," 11 June 2019 Some products may also contain inactive ingredients, such as fillers, coloring agents, emulsifiers, and other additives, says Rachel Link, RD, a nutritionist based in New York City. Jenna Wirth, Health.com, "What Are Caffeine Pills—And Are They Safe?," 4 Dec. 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. 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

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Emulsifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emulsifier. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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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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