• WordNet 3.6
    • n emulsion a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin
    • n emulsion (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids "an oil-in-water emulsion"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Emulsion Any liquid preparation of a color and consistency resembling milk; as: In pharmacy, an extract of seeds, or a mixture of oil and water united by a mucilaginous substance. In photography, a liquid preparation of collodion holding salt of silver, used in the photographic process.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n emulsion A draining out.
    • n emulsion A mixture of liquids insoluble in one another, where one is suspended in the other in the form of minute globules, as the fat (butter) in milk: as, an emulsion of cod-liver oil.
    • n emulsion A mixture in which solid particles are suspended in a liquid in which they are insoluble: as, a camphor emulsion.
    • n emulsion In photography, a name given to various emulsified mixtures used in making dry plates, etc. See photography.
    • n emulsion Unwashed, a collodion containing finely divided silver bromide held in suspension.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Emulsion e-mul′shun a milky liquid prepared by mixing oil and water by means of another substance that combines with both
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From L. emulgere, emulsum,: cf. F. émulsion,. See Emulge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. emulgēre, emulsum, to milk out—e, out, and mulgēre, to milk.


In literature:

They weighed about forty pounds apiece and were charged with oil emulsion, thermit and metallic sodium.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The physicians prescribed Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil, but no benefit.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
An emulsion of almonds is useful in chest affections.
"Food Remedies" by Florence Daniel
Very often a mixture of soap and kerosene oil, known as "kerosene emulsion," is used to spray with.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
PROTOPLASM (first form), "the physical basis of life"; a chemical compound or probably an emulsion of numerous compounds.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Kerosene emulsion is used to kill the insects which suck the juices of plants and trees.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
Kerosene emulsion was formerly more commonly used than now against the scale and plant lice.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
They may be killed by spraying with kerosene emulsion or a strong soap solution or with tobacco water.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
It is an asphalt tree emulsion made by the Flintkote Co. of New York City.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
An attempt has been made to overcome the emulsion difficulty by uniformly mixing with the water a small quantity of solution of lime.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various

In news:

Acrylic emulsion-based formulations were 72% of the dollars and solvent-based acrylics accounted for 23.
Shiseido Employs Iced Coffee -inspired Emulsion Technology.
A generous scattering of the lightly scented fungus paves a hill of pappardelle lushly bathed in butter and an emulsion of truffle ends.
Both creams and lotions are emulsions having a water and oil phase.
Lotions are a low-viscosity emulsions.
Like lotions , creams can be either oil-in-water or water-in-oil emulsions.
CeraVe, Coria Laboratories, CeraVe SA Renewing Lotion , skin care, Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, chicken skin, Multivescular Emulsion, MVE.
The author discovered the emulsion while researching recipes for his book "The New Portuguese Table".
Mayonnaise is a delicious condiment — essentially the emulsion of oil with egg yolks.
This is a starting point formulation for a overprint varnish based on an acrylic emulsion blend.
EasiWay Systems recently debuted EasiStrip SUPRA, a one-step screen wash/emulsion reclaimer .
Using Skin Models to Assess the Effects of a Skin Care Emulsion on Skin Barrier Function.
New Silicone Emulsion From Dow Corning.
The Greerco pipeline mixer for continuous, high-speed, high-shear processing is designed for applications involving homogenization, mixing, dispersion and emulsion.
Enpro's ParaDyne liquid polymer activation system strips oil from oil-phase continuous polymer emulsions and hydrates polymer molecules.

In science:

This means that many particles of almost parallel tra jectories have hit the emulsion chamber without interacting in the upper lead stack, again a very exotic scenario that lacks explanation.
Very High Energy Cosmic Rays and Their Interactions
The highest energy event measured with an emulsion experiment during a series of Concorde flights (average atm. depth ∼ 100 g/cm2 ) shows also impressive alignment [165].
Very High Energy Cosmic Rays and Their Interactions
The emulsion sheet is placed on a glass plate (emulsion holder) and its flatness is guaranteed by a vacuum system.
The Opera Experiment
The three-dimensional structure of a track in an emulsion layer (microtrack) is reconstructed by combining clusters belonging to images at different levels.
The Opera Experiment
Figure 6: Sketch of one supermodule and of one event in the emulsions.
The Opera Experiment