lig·​no·​sul·​fo·​nate | \ ˌlig-nō-ˈsəl-fə-ˌnāt How to pronounce lignosulfonate (audio) \

Definition of lignosulfonate

: 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, "Plaza Group acquires line of business from Truth Industries," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of lignosulfonate

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Lignosulfonate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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