Definition of emulsifier in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈməlsəˌfī(ə)r/


1A substance that stabilizes an emulsion, in particular a food additive used to stabilize processed foods.
Example sentences
  • Processed foods, such as junk foods and fast foods, contain synthetic additives - preservatives, emulsifiers, thickeners, stabilizers and flavor-enhancers.
  • In the food industry, fatty acids are used as emulsifiers, stabilizers, lubricants, and defoamers.
  • An example of an anionic emulsifier is stearic acid.
1.1An apparatus used for making an emulsion by stirring or shaking a substance.

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Syllabification: e·mul·si·fi·er

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