Synonyms of detergent


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


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

usage: having cleansing power

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