- 1A fine dispersion of minute droplets of one liquid in another in which it is not soluble or miscible.More example sentences
- Liquid polymer emulsions are used for dust control and soil and slope stabilization.
- An oil-in-water emulsion is created by dispersing oil droplets in an aqueous phase.
- This allows the fluorescent microspheres to behave like the aqueous droplets in the emulsion.
- 1.1A fine dispersion of one liquid or pureed food substance in another: ravioli with pea and ginger emulsionMore example sentences
- The tantalising luncheon menu featured a starter of lemon infused monkfish brochette with a bell pepper emulsion followed by a consomme of chicken raviolis.
- Once the egg emulsion is at the proper temperature, add hot milk to egg mixture, 1/8 of a cup at a time.
- Such was the case with a recent special in which morel caps were stuffed with chicken mousse and served in an emulsion of foie gras and truffle juice.
- 2 (also emulsion paint) A water-based paint used for walls.More example sentences
- We also went to the DIY store for garden stuff and for a big bucket of white emulsion paint to brighten up the walls in Graham's workshop.
- Paint the tip with matt white emulsion paint and allow to dry.
- The number had been daubed on the wall in off-white emulsion paint next to the boarded up front door.
- 2.1A light-sensitive coating for photographic films and plates, containing crystals of a silver compound dispersed in a medium such as gelatin.More example sentences
- The silver halide crystals in a photographic emulsion are not perfect.
- To make today's platinum prints, a photographer mixes the emulsion from platinum, gelatin and other ingredients, then hand coats a piece of fine art paper with the mixture.
- He describes it as a universal developer for modern film emulsions used under diverse conditions, easy to use, and designed to achieve maximum image stain and minimum general stain.
early 17th century (denoting a milky liquid made by crushing almonds in water): from modern Latin emulsio(n-), from the verb emulgere 'milk out', from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + mulgere 'to milk'.
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