Cite

Synonyms of detergent

Noun


1. detergent, wetting agent, wetter, surfactant, surface-active agent

usage: a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering

2. detergent, cleansing agent, cleanser, cleaner

usage: a cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension

Adjective


1. detergent, detersive, purifying (vs. adulterating)

usage: having cleansing power

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: detergent (Dictionary)