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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension; A surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering adj. - Having cleansing power.

Usage examples (33)
  • Next, a cup of water containing the detergent is added.
  • Too much detergent is abrasive and may also harm the machine and the drain areas.
  • This reference helped differentiate (Gain's) liquid detergent from the liquid softener.
  • My guess .... the suggestion of using special HE detergent is only to sell more product. for more
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