Meaning of DETERGENT in English

DETERGENT

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.

Etymology: L detergere (as DE-, tergere ters- wipe)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.