Detergent Definition

dĭ-tûrjənt
detergents
noun
detergents
A cleansing substance; specif., a surface-active chemical preparation, as, now esp., a linear alkyl sulfonate, that is capable of emulsifying dirt or oil.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
soapcleansersurfactantsoap flakessoap powdercleansing agent
adjective
Cleansing.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
detersive

Other Word Forms of Detergent

Noun

Singular:
detergent
Plural:
detergents

Origin of Detergent

  • From French détergent.

    From Wiktionary

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