Meaning of EMULSION in English

n.1 a fine dispersion of one liquid in another, esp. as paint, medicine, etc.

2 a mixture of a silver compound suspended in gelatin etc. for coating plates or films.

Phrases and idioms:

emulsion paint a water-thinned paint containing a non-volatile substance, e.g. synthetic resin, as its binding medium.


emulsionize v.tr. (also -ise). emulsive adj.

Etymology: F {eacute}mulsion or mod.L emulsio f. emulgere (as E-, mulgere muls- to milk)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.