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Detergent   /dɪtˈərdʒənt/   Listen

Having cleansing power.  Synonym: detersive.

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"Detergent" Quotes from Famous Books

... was that of washing, which was done with water mixed with some detergent clay, or fuller's earth; soap does not appear to have been used. This was done in vats, where the clothes were trodden and well worked by the feet of the scourer. The painting on the walls of the Fullonica represents four persons thus employed. ...
— Museum of Antiquity - A Description of Ancient Life • L. W. Yaggy

Words linked to "Detergent" :   deterge, wetter, wetting agent, dishwashing liquid, cleansing agent, detergency, purifying, sodium lauryl sulfate, SLS, cleaner, invert soap, surface-active agent, cleanser, anionic, sodium lauryl sulphate, surfactant, detergence

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