on contact

idiom

: as soon as two things physically touch
The chemical kills germs on contact

Examples of on contact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The oceans were also full of dissolved iron that would rust on contact with any dissolved oxygen, consuming it. Howard Lee, Ars Technica, 15 May 2023 With a viscous, pillowy feel to it, the serum’s texture lands somewhere between a traditional serum and a gel, delivering immediate, deep nourishment to the skin on contact. Danielle Cohen, Glamour, 3 Apr. 2024 Now, automation is finally having the kind of impact on contact centers that ATMs once had on banking: end-to-end assistance for common customer requests. Gadi Shamia, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 This dog flea shampoo is gentle yet effective at killing fleas and ticks on contact, allowing your pet to enjoy a flea-free life. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Nov. 2023 This customer-favorite tightens, tones, and moisturizes the skin on contact and delivers a more sculpted appearance, too. Jennifer Chan, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 His assessment was based on contact with Biden for five hours and 10 minutes over two days. Lawrence K. Altman, STAT, 16 Feb. 2024 That number can easily average up to $250 depending on contact lens exam and the number of other tests needed. Nicole F. Roberts, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The airy whip dissolves on contact and gives your style incredible staying power. Liana Schaffner, Allure, 21 Sep. 2023

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“On contact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20contact. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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