surface–active

adjective

Definition of surface–active

  1. :  altering the properties and especially lowering the tension at the surface of contact between phases soaps and wetting agents are typical surface–active substances

1920

First Known Use of surface–active

1920


Medical Dictionary

surface–active

adjective

Medical Definition of surface–active

  1. :  altering the properties and especially lowering the tension at the surface of contact between phases soaps and wetting agents are typical surface–active substances

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