Definition of Emulsifier

1. Noun. A surface-active agent that promotes the formation of an emulsion.

Specialized synonyms: Lecithin
Generic synonyms: Surface-active Agent, Surfactant, Wetter, Wetting Agent
Derivative terms: Emulsify, Emulsify



Definition of Emulsifier

1. Noun. A substance that helps an emulsion form, or helps keep an emulsion from separating. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emulsifier

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Emulsifier

1. A substance which can be used to produce an emulsion out of two liquids that normally cannot be mixed together (such as oil and water). Emulsifiers are common in foods to maintain consistency within puddings, powders, etc. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Emulsifier

emulgent
emulges
emulging
emuling
emulous
emulously
emulousness
emulousnesses
emulsible
emulsic
emulsic acid
emulsifiable
emulsification
emulsifications
emulsified
emulsifier (current term)
emulsifiers
emulsifies
emulsify
emulsifying
emulsifying wax
emulsin
emulsins
emulsion
emulsion colloid
emulsion paint
emulsion paints
emulsioned
emulsions
emulsive

Literary usage of Emulsifier

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pharmacist (1875)
"He claims the inventorship of a certain apparatus, christened by himself "The emulsifier." Now, as I am always on the alert for any thing new and valuable ..."

2. Steam Boilers, Engines and Turbines by Sydney Ferris Walker (1908)
"... Electrical emulsifier. The Water to be purified is •tic Tanks passed through the Electrolytic then through the Filter. and of oil are drawn together. ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1899)
"It is not a satisfactory emulsifier for fixed oils, because the emulsion ... Tragacanth is therefore in general an uncertain and unsatisfactory emulsifier, ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1899)
"It is not a satisfactory emulsifier for fixed oils, because the emulsion ... Tragacanth is therefore in general an uncertain and unsatisfactory emulsifier, ..."

5. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"2.0 Chewing gum, §170.3(n)(6) ofthis chapter emulsifier and emulsifier salt, §170.3(o)(8) ... All other food categories 1.0 emulsifier and emulsifier salt, ..."

6. Farm Arithmetic: To be Used with Any Text-book of Arithmetic Or Without by Charles William Burkett, Karl Dale Swartzel (1913)
"Preparation of the emulsifier—In preparing the emul- sifier an iron kettle ... The formula for the emulsifier is as follows: Carbolic acid 8 gallons ..."

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