Definition of Detergency

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

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



Definition of Detergency

1. n. A cleansing quality or power.

Definition of Detergency

1. Noun. The active property of a detergent ¹

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Definition of Detergency

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Detergency

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Literary usage of Detergency

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1. The London Medical Gazette (1851)
"It is one thing to set limits to what is necessary for detergency in hard and soft water, by the use of the soap test ; but it is another thing to suppose ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"... thus leaving the soap to exert its legitimate cleansing action. The value of sodium carbonate to increase the detergency of soap was early recognized, ..."

3. The Wonders of Nature and Art: Or, A Concise Account of Whatever is Most by Thomas Smith (1803)
"... which, impregnating the water as it passes through them, give it that heat, milkiness, and detergency, which it so eminently possesses. ..."

4. Social Silhouettes by George William Erskine Russell (1906)
"His bathroom contains every appliance for detergency and stimulation. Out of a lake-like plunge-bath he rises like Venus ..."

5. Swimming by Archibald Sinclair, William Henry (1893)
"... The tub of Achilles in Styx, And those we still view with emotion In Rome, and her ruins of bricks ; — Each temple of human detergency, ..."

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