Meaning of EMULSION in English

[ ɪ'mʌlʃ(ə)n ]

■ noun

1》 a fine dispersion of minute droplets of one liquid in another in which it is not soluble or miscible.

2》 (also ~ paint ) a type of paint consisting of pigment bound in a synthetic resin which forms an ~ with water.

3》 a light-sensitive coating for photographic films and plates, containing crystals of a silver compound dispersed in a medium such as gelatin.


emulsive adjective


C17 (denoting a milky liquid made by crushing almonds in water): from mod. L. emulsio(n-) , from emulgere 'milk out'.

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