surface-active

adjective

Definition of surface-active

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

First Known Use of surface-active

1920


Medical Dictionary

surface-active

adjective

medical Definition of surface-active

: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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