detergent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj detergent having cleansing power
    • n detergent a cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension
    • n detergent a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The laundry detergent Tide, has a market share of about forty percent market
    • a Detergent Cleansing; purging.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Urine was once used as a detergent for washing.
    • detergent Cleansing; purging.
    • n detergent Anything that cleanses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: For beer commercials, they add liquid detergent to the beer to make it foam more.
    • adj Detergent cleansing: purging
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. detergens, -entis, p. pr. of detergere,: cf. F. détergent,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. detergēre, detersumde, off, and tergere, to wipe.

Usage

In literature:

The peerless detergent of the advertisement had erased it from the tablets of his memory.
"Under the Redwoods" by Bret Harte
The country spends 500 million USD annually on totally unnecessary consumption (cars, jam, detergents).
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
It is obvious that, as such a liquid has no detergent action on a soiled surface, scrupulous care must be taken in scouring and rinsing.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887" by Various
He came down in the flowing flood of spilled detergent, flat on his stomach, and with marked forward momentum.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Beware of purchasing spurious and worthless imitations of this valuable detergent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 208, October 22, 1853" by Various
Beware of purchasing spurious and worthless imitations of this valuable detergent.
"Notes and Queries, No. 209, October 29 1853" by Various
And Hilary brought in a bottle of his new detergent.
"Junior Achievement" by William Lee
Alterative, tonic, astringent, detergent, and anti-scorbutic.
"The Leper in England: with some account of English lazar-houses" by Robert Charles Hope
Beware of purchasing spurious and worthless imitations of this valuable detergent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 215, December 10, 1853" by Various
Beware of purchasing spurious and worthless imitations of this valuable detergent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 216, December 17, 1853" by Various
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In news:

All told, 864 kids that age were exposed to the detergents , mostly by eating them.
And there was a big difference when it came to drowsiness and lethargy: 34 kids, or 7 percent of reports, exposed to pods had those issues compared with 9 kids, or 2 percent of reports, for other laundry detergents .
ASU, Equinox form partnership to promote eco-friendly laundry detergent .
Keep detergents and cleaners locked up and out of the reach of children.
Unlike regular laundry detergents that if ingested cause mild upset stomach, these pods cause rapid symptoms of vomiting, burning and difficulty breathing.
Laundry detergent pods worries doctor.
For the second time in less than 4 months, the nation's poison control centers are putting out a new warning about the potential hazards of detergent gel packs.
In May, the US poison centers highlighted the issue, urging parents to store concentrated detergents out of reach of young children.
When single-dose laundry detergents entered the market earlier this year, they were hailed for their efficiency.
Not only do they use less water and less packaging than traditional detergents but they also are more convenient for consumers, who can drop a soap capsule into the washer -- no measuring or pouring needed.
Parents are urged to store concentrated detergents out of reach of young children.
A missing ingredient in your detergent is to blame.
Bethlehem man stole laundry detergent to support drug habit .
Encouraging student research in the sciences relating to fats and oils and detergent technology.
An art teacher once told me to add liquid dish detergent to the paint .
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In science:

As the name says, SDS PAGE is carried out in the presence of dodecyl sulfate as the primary solubilizing and charge-conferring agent. The performances of this detergent are documented by more than 40 years of use and thousands of satisfied scientists.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
However, there are a lot of constraints on the detergent as the protein -solubilizing agent, so that the flexibility is quite limited in this area.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
Mixed Anionic Detergent Aliphatic Alcohol Polyacry lamide-Gel Electrophoresis Alters the Separation of Proteins Relative to Conventional Sodium Dodecyl-Sulfate Polyacrylamide-Gel Electrophoresis.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
The Synthesis of a Photolabile Detergent and Its Use in the Isolation and Characterization of Protein.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
Use of Benzyldimethyl-Normal-Hexadecylammonium Chloride (16-Bac), a Cationic Detergent, in an Acidic Polyacrylamide-Gel Electrophoresis System to Detect Base Labile Protein Methylation in Intact-Cells.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
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