Meaning of EMULSION in English

EMULSION

/ ɪˈmʌlʃn; NAmE / noun [ C , U ]

1.

any mixture of liquids that do not normally mix together, such as oil and water

2.

(also eˈmulsion paint ) ( BrE ) a type of paint used on walls and ceilings that dries without leaving a shiny surface

3.

( technical ) a substance on the surface of photographic film that makes it sensitive to light

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WORD ORIGIN

early 17th cent. (denoting a milky liquid made by crushing almonds in water): from modern Latin emulsio(n-) , from the verb emulgere milk out, from e- (variant of ex- ) out + mulgere to milk.

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