[ US /dɪˈtɝdʒənt/ ]
[ UK /dɪtˈɜːd‍ʒənt/ ]
  1. a cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension
  2. a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering
  1. having cleansing power
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How To Use detergent In A Sentence

  • synthetic detergents are in the form of powder or liquid.
  • DON'T use dish detergent which contains harsh chemicals that are intended to cut grease and will strip away the wax finish. The Sun
  • S2 Surely if gloves will not stand up to basic detergent, what use are they? The Sun
  • You may also find a liquid detergent better. Times, Sunday Times
  • Using a stiff long-handled brush, scrub the stain with concentrated detergent suds.
  • On October 1, 2009, Octapharma provided a $4.5 million advance to ProMetic on a long-term prion capture resin supply agreement signed in December 2008, linked to minimum yearly purchase orders for the prion capture resin incorporated into Octapharma's manufacturing process for its solvent/detergent treated plasma product, OctaplasLG®. Marketwire - Breaking News Releases
  • After I divorced Martin, the big blonde tugged strings and he became consultant designer for a detergent manufacturer.
  • Wash with clear water, a mild detergent, and a clean mop.
  • Washing happened in an enormous sink on the rooftop or in the compound, scrubbed in cold water and using a special detergent and a stiff brush on a corrugated washboard.
  • Scurfiness, or excessive scurfiness, is the result of morbid action, and may be treated by the frequent use of the fleshbrush or hairbrush, ablution with soap and water, and the use of mild stimulating, astringent, or detergent lotions. The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources
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