- 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
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- 1. detergent, detersive, purifying (vs. adulterating)
- usage: having cleansing power
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