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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A substance capable of reducing the boundary tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved.

Usage examples (37)
  • Synthetic surfactant is used to help immature lungs rest and heal.
  • They are encased in water using a surfactant, which is similar to soap, and then spun in a centrifuge.
  • Thanks to the March of Dimes, a substance called surfactant had been developed that helped a premature baby's undeveloped lungs work.
  • Maybe there is something to that oil sheen / surfactant thing. for more
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