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emulsifier Line breaks: emul¦si|fier
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmʌlsɪfʌɪə/

Definition of emulsifier in English:


1A substance that stabilizes an emulsion, in particular an 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.
2An apparatus used for making an emulsion by stirring or shaking a substance.
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