frother

noun

froth·​er
-thə(r),
-t͟h-
plural -s
: an agent (as pine oil or cresol) that is active in froth flotation through its ability to change the surface tension of a liquid and consequently decrease the wettability of the particles to be recovered

Word History

Etymology

froth entry 2 + -er

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“Frother.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frother. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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