Definition of Soaps

1. Noun. (plural of soap) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of soap) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soaps

1. soap [v] - See also: soap

Medical Definition of Soaps

1. Sodium or potassium salts of long chain fatty acids. These detergent substances are obtained by boiling natural oils or fats with caustic alkali. Sodium soaps are harder and are used as topical anti-infectives and vehicles in pills and liniments; potassium soaps are soft, used as vehicles for ointments and also as topical antimicrobials. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soaps

soapily
soapiness
soapinesses
soaping
soapings
soapland
soaplands
soapless
soaplessly
soaplessness
soaplike
soapmaking
soaprock
soaproot
soaproots
soaps (current term)
soapstar
soapstock
soapstocks
soapstone
soapstones
soapsuds
soapsuds enema
soapsudsy
soapweed
soapwood
soapwoods
soapwort
soapwort gentian
soapworts

Literary usage of Soaps

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1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"soaps Ordinary soaps have but limited disinfecting power. According to Behring the germicidal power of soaps depends upon their alkalinity, but Serafini ..."

2. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1921)
"The neutral soaps of the alkali metals are not readily soluble in the organic ... In the anhydrous state, the soaps are more soluble in ether and in benzene ..."

3. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"soaps Ordinary soaps have but limited disinfecting power. According to Behring the germicidal power of soaps depends upon their alkalinity, but Serafini ..."

4. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1916)
"soaps Ordinary soaps have but limited disinfecting power. According to Behring the germicidal power of soaps depends upon their alkalinity, but Serafini ..."

5. Technical Methods of Chemical Analysis by Georg Lunge, Charles Alexander Keane, E. Adam, P. Aulich, T. L. Bailey, C. O. Bannister (1914)
"The soaps prepared by the second method (boiling process) are obtained either ... Such soaps cannot be prepared with a higher proportion of fatty acids than ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1893)
"He deals also with the base suggested by Buzzi for all medicated soaps—a perfectly neutral- potash soap. But as this form is too fluid to allow of the ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"Neutral soaps if used habitually tend to produce roughness and harshness, ... It is far superior to the pumice-stone and sand-soaps, inasmuch as it ..."

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