Definition of Detergence

1. Noun. Detergent quality; the quality of having cleansing power.

Exact synonyms: Detergency
Generic synonyms: Usefulness, Utility
Derivative terms: Deterge, Detergent, Deterge, Detergent



Definition of Detergence

1. Noun. The active property of a detergent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Detergence

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detention homes
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detentists
detents
detenu
detenue
detenues
detenus
deter
deterge
deterged
detergence (current term)
detergencies
detergency
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detergers
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deteriorate
deteriorated
deteriorates
deteriorating
deterioratingly

Literary usage of Detergence

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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1909)
"The detergence of soap is greatly increased by the addition of certain ... The value of sodium carbonate to increase the detergence of soap was early ..."

2. Reason, Thought, and Language; Or, The Many and the One: A Revised System of by Douglas Macleane (1906)
"... detergent,' usefulness is part of the notion of detergence, not detergence of usefulness.1 A whist-player looks first at the turned-up card, ..."

3. The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery by Daniel Drake, Lundsford Pitts Yandell (1841)
"... and where there is most need of preserving the vessels; from this two-fold circumstance results an easy detergence and the prompt re-attachment of the ..."

4. The Awakening of the Desert by Julius Charles Birge (1912)
"... wet from frequent and continued service,— all of which instruments of ablution and detergence we exploited to the greatest advantage possible. ..."

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