Dispersing-agent meaning

The definition of a dispersing agent is a chemical that is added to an oil, cement or another liquid to prevent it from hardening or clumping.

An example of a dispersing agent is the ingredient added to gasoline to keep it from leaving behind a sticky residue.

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A surface-active substance added to a suspension, usually a colloid, to improve the separation of particles and to prevent settling or clumping.
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