Meaning of DETERGENT in English

DETERGENT

de ‧ ter ‧ gent /dɪˈtɜːdʒ ə nt $ -ɜːr-/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable and countable]

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: French ; Origin: détergent , from Latin tergere 'to clean by rubbing' ]

a liquid or powder used for washing clothes, dishes etc

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