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Detergent   Listen
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Detergent  adj.  Cleansing; purging.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Detergent" Quotes from Famous Books



... of washing, which was done with water mixed with some detergent clay, or fuller's earth; soap does not appear to have been used. This was done in vats, where the clothes were trodden and well worked by the feet of the scourer. The painting on the walls of the Fullonica represents four persons thus employed. Their dress is tucked up, leaving their legs ...
— Museum of Antiquity - A Description of Ancient Life • L. W. Yaggy

... of the Elixir Vitae, or the Philosopher's Stone, an example of a fortunate and unexpected disclosure made when not directly in search of it. I have since learnt that a fluid possessing the above-named detergent qualities, is to be purchased at some of the oil and colour shops, the formula for its preparation being kept ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 194, July 16, 1853 • Various

... absolute and authoritative command to be laid upon my will; some one 'whose looks enjoin, whose lightest words are spells'? I find absolute authority, with no taint of tyranny, and no degradation to the subject, in that Infinite Will of His. Does my conscience need some strong detergent to be laid upon it which shall take out the stains that are most indurated, inveterate, and ingrained? I find it only in the 'blood that cleanseth from all sin.' Do my aspirations and desires seek for ...
— Expositions of Holy Scripture - St. John Chapters I to XIV • Alexander Maclaren



Words linked to "Detergent" :   dishwashing liquid, detersive, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauryl sulphate, deterge, detergence, surfactant, SLS, dishwashing detergent, anionic, detergency, detergent builder, dishwasher detergent, invert soap, laundry detergent, cationic detergent, wetter, purifying, cleansing agent



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