detergent Idioms & Phrases


anionic detergent

  • noun a class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutions
    anionic detergent; anionic.
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cationic detergent

  • noun a class of synthetic detergents in which the surface-active part of the molecule is the cation
    invert soap.
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detergent builder

  • noun a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action
    builder.
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dishwasher detergent

  • noun a low-sudsing detergent designed for use in dishwashers
    dishwashing liquid; dishwasher detergent.
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dishwashing detergent

  • noun a low-sudsing detergent designed for use in dishwashers
    dishwashing liquid; dishwasher detergent.
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laundry detergent

  • noun any of various detergents designed for use in a washing machine for clothing
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liquid detergent

  • noun a detergent in liquid form
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non-ionic detergent

  • noun a class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutions
    anionic detergent; anionic.
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