Definition of Surface-active agent
1. Noun. A chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved.
Specialized synonyms: Emulsifier, Detergent
Generic synonyms: Chemical Agent
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surface-active Agent
Literary usage of Surface-active agent
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1. Proceedings of the Workshop on Long-lived Radionuclide Chemistry in Nuclear by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (1998)
"Sublation is a collection process opposite to precipitation , where the complex formed between a surface active agent and an oppositely charged species, ..."
2. Code of Federal Regulations 21 Food and Drugs: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as by U.s. Gpo (2005)
"(b) The use as an emulsifier and/or surface-active agent in any substance or article that is the subject of a regulation in parts 174, 175, ..."
3. Treatment Of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline by Nancy Bergstrom, Ph.D. (CON), Nancy Bergstrom, Richard M. (CON) Allman, Oscar M. Alvarez, Ph.D. (CON), M. Alisan (CON) Bennett, Carolyn E. Carlson, Ph.D. (CON) (2004)
"A surface-active agent that reduces the surface tension of fluids to allow greater penetration. Swab Culture. See Culture (Swab). ..."