deterge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v deterge wipe away; to wash off or out, cleanse; chiefly in medical use: to clear away foul matter from the body "This drug is powerful enough to deterge"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The laundry detergent Tide, has a market share of about forty percent market
    • v. t Deterge To cleanse; to purge away, as foul or offending matter from the body, or from an ulcer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Urine was once used as a detergent for washing.
    • deterge To cleanse; clear away foul or offensive matter from, as from the body or from a wound or ulcer.
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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.
    • v.t Deterge de-tėrj′ to wipe off; to cleanse (as a wound)
    • n Deterge that which cleanses
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. detergere, detersum,; de, + tergere, to rub or wipe off: cf. F. déterger,

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
SCARIFICO is a non-emollient, detergent, case-hardening, and scouring soap polish.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., Dec. 20, 1890" by Various
It is inexpensive, and portable, and as good a detergent as horsehair gloves or flesh-brushes.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
Beware of purchasing spurious and worthless imitations of this valuable detergent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 213, November 26, 1853" by Various
Beware of purchasing spurious and worthless imitations of this valuable detergent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 214, December 3, 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
Beware of purchasing spurious and worthless imitations of this valuable detergent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 215, December 10, 1853" by Various
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In news:

We know that detergents particularly concentrated detergents can cause local problems with irritation in the mouth.
Deals include detergent and ice cream.
Tide laundry detergent 's No.
Effective in July, makers of dishwasher detergents such as Cascade and Finish and Palmolive eliminated phosphates from their products, reformulating trusted brands that Americans hadn't thought much about for years.
Why Are Criminals Stealing Tide Detergent and Using It for Money.
Even the most cash-strapped among us still need clean clothes, which could explain why Tide laundry detergent has become the go-to item for shoplifters all over the country.
Thieves are stealing Tide detergent for drug money, according to recent reports.
Pilfered Tide Detergent a New Currency.
Police across the country are looking for thieves who are trying to clean up -- by stealing detergent .
They're after your laundry detergent .
Police across the country are seeing a sharp increase in the theft of Tide detergent , especially the liquid form.
AP Photo/Paul Sakuma Authorities across the country are noticing a rising trend in thefts of Tide detergent .
A man in Minnesota is accused of attempting a clean sweep of $25,000 worth of Tide detergent over the span of 15 months, according to a report on 7online.com.
Police take on rising wave of Tide detergent theft.
Tide detergent , a Procter & Gamble product, is displayed on a shelf in a store in Alexandria, May 28, 2009.
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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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