hy·​dro·​col·​loid | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈkä-ˌlȯid How to pronounce hydrocolloid (audio) \

Definition of hydrocolloid

: a substance that yields a gel with water

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Other Words from hydrocolloid

hydrocolloidal \ ˌhī-​drə-​kə-​ˈlȯi-​dᵊl How to pronounce hydrocolloid (audio) , -​kä-​ \ adjective

Examples of hydrocolloid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rhyu launched her company on Amazon in 2017 with just a single product: Mighty Patch Original, a small and thin hydrocolloid pimple patch that moves dirt and moisture away from acne to help calm inflammation. NBC News, "International Women's Day 2021: 101 best women-owned brands," 9 Mar. 2021 Instead of dropping $20+ on pimple patches, people are cutting up regular, $4 hydrocolloid Band-Aids to clear their acne. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Is It Safe to Use Hydrocolloid Bandages Instead of Pimple Patches?," 23 Feb. 2021 These cute lil hydrocolloid stickers work to create a moise, germ-free environment for pimples to drain and heal, while also protecting them from outside bacteria and irritation. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Lili Reinhart Treats Her Cystic Acne With These $14 Flower-Shaped Pimple Patches," 27 Oct. 2020 Made from 100% vegan hydrocolloid, The Klog's Soft Shield patches come in two different sizes and help to accelerate the healing of maskne while acting as a shield against bacteria, pollutants, and free radicals. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Why Pimple Patches Are the Perfect Accessory in Our Era of Mask Wearing," 22 Oct. 2020 The sticker is a more transparent, under-the-radar version of the popular Mighty Patches, which are small, circular hydrocolloid bandages. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Invisible+ Is Like an Invisibility Cloak Ffor Pimples," 15 Sep. 2020 The hydrocolloid creates a protective cover to aid healing, allowing skin to repair faster. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Seventeen's 2020 Beauty Awards," 28 May 2020 This clarifying moisturizer, in tandem with things like a retinol serum and hydrocolloid patches, has worked wonders to keep my complexion balanced and clear. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "Glossier’s First Gel Moisturizer Is Here — & We Tried It First," 1 July 2020 That’s because its a hydrocolloid: an insoluble molecule that is attracted to water. Daniel Wolfe, Quartzy, "The science of slushy drinks and how to make a good one," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of hydrocolloid

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrocolloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrocolloid. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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hy·​dro·​col·​loid | \ -ˈkäl-ˌȯid How to pronounce hydrocolloid (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrocolloid

: any of several substances that yield gels with water (as alginic acid salts, agar, carrageenan, and related polysaccharide gums) and that are used especially as protective colloids and as impression materials in dentistry

Other Words from hydrocolloid

hydrocolloidal \ -​kə-​ˈlȯid-​ᵊl, -​kä-​ How to pronounce hydrocolloid (audio) \ adjective

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