lignosulfonate

noun

lig·​no·​sul·​fo·​nate ˌlig-nō-ˈsəl-fə-ˌnāt How to pronounce lignosulfonate (audio)
: any of various compounds produced from the spent sulfite liquor in the pulping of softwood in papermaking and used especially for binders and dispersing agents

Examples of lignosulfonate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wood products business markets various grades of lignosulfonate across a range of applications and industries. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, 12 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lignosulfonate was in 1908

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“Lignosulfonate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lignosulfonate. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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