Definition of detergent in English:
1A water-soluble cleansing agent that combines with impurities and dirt to make them more soluble and differs from soap in not forming a scum with the salts in hard water.
- Since soap and detergents are salts, they separate into their component ions in a solution of water.
- When using washing-machine water, combine the rinse-cycle water with the wash-cycle water to dilute the detergent and bleaching agents.
- It is important to note that the molecular weights of the detergents differ.
1.1Any additive with an action similar to a detergent, e.g., an oil-soluble substance that holds dirt in suspension in lubricating oil.
- A lower level of detergent may cause a buildup of deposits on critical engine parts.
- A gasoline detergent is a lot like a household detergent, helping to prevent any harmful deposit build-up.
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Of or relating to detergent compounds or their action: staining that resists detergent action
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- Water is a fabulous cleaning agent, but it's even better when tiny nanoscale particles, such as detergent surfactants, are dispersed in it.
- This is mainly the result of hydrophobic partitioning of individual detergent molecules at lipid and protein-lipid interfaces.
- Indeed, there was preliminary evidence for a dimeric arrangement of CitS in detergent micelles and lipid membranes.
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- Enzymatic detergence is one of the rare truly efficient systems for the elimination of bacterial biofilms.
- Hydrogen Peroxide is used for its oxidizing properties in many applications, including paper and textile bleaching, detergence, and effluent treatment.
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- Among its disadvantages is the fact that its high detergency can loosen debris in fuel systems that formerly used petroleum diesel, clogging fuel filters for a while if they're not carefully watched.
- The proposed mechanisms underlying detergency include any of the physiological consequences listed above as well as yet undescribed ones.
- Another reason that good detergency and surfactancy is important is that water is limited in its cleaning power.
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