wetting agent

noun

Definition of wetting agent 

: a substance that by becoming adsorbed prevents a surface from being repellent to a wetting liquid and is used especially in mixing solids with liquids or spreading liquids on surfaces

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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wetting agent

noun

Medical Definition of wetting agent 

: a substance that promotes the spreading of a liquid on a surface or the penetration of a liquid into a material especially by becoming adsorbed in such a way that the liquid is no longer repelled

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