detergency
noun Date: 1710 cleansing quality or power

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  • Detergency — De*ter gen*cy, n. A cleansing quality or power. De Foe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detergency — [dē tʉr′jənsdē tʉr′jən sē] n. the quality or power of cleansing: also detergence [dē tʉr′jəns] * * * de·ter·gen·cy (dĭ tûrʹjən sē) n. The power or quality of cleansing. * * * …   Universalium

  • Detergency — is the action of imparting a free flowing ability to an undesirable foreign substance. This science article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it …   Wikipedia

  • detergency — [dē tʉr′jənsdē tʉr′jən sē] n. the quality or power of cleansing: also detergence [dē tʉr′jəns] …   English World dictionary

  • detergency — plaunamasis veikimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Teršalų pašalinimo nuo pagrindo procesas. atitikmenys: angl. detergence; detergency rus. моющее действие …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • detergency — noun The active property of a detergent Syn: detergence …   Wiktionary

  • detergency — de·ter·gency …   English syllables

  • detergency —   n. power to clean.    ♦ detergent, n. & a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • detergency — noun detergent quality; the quality of having cleansing power (Freq. 3) • Syn: ↑detergence • Derivationally related forms: ↑detergent (for: ↑detergence), ↑deterge ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • deterge — detergency, n. /di terrj /, v.t., deterged, deterging. 1. to wipe or wash away; cleanse. 2. to cleanse of impurities or undesirable matter, as a wound. [1615 25; ( < F) < L detergere to wipe off, equiv. to de DE + tergere to wipe] * * * …   Universalium

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