Meaning of DETERGENT in English


n. & adj.

n. a cleansing agent, esp. a synthetic substance (usu. other than soap) used with water as a means of removing dirt etc.

adj. cleansing, esp. in the manner of a detergent.

[ L detergere (as DE-, tergere ters- wipe) ]

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