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noun as in soap

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If there are tough stains, you can use some mild detergent and presoak the blanket for 10 to 15 minutes in cool water.

However, if you wash your garment with detergent, then you will want to immediately reapply DWR, he advises.

Bottles of laundry detergent—and beer—have subbed in as weights.

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Finding a stain-removing companion for your typical cleaning products and detergents can often be a trial-and-error process that leaves your home interior or wardrobe at risk.

I use ½ cup vinegar instead of detergent, and I add ½ cup baking soda to the load.

A new report says laundry detergent pods are sending 20,000 kids to the hospital each year.

I now see that by the standards of modern American society, I do something comparable to concocting my own laundry detergent.

He swore under his breath and twisted the valve that was supposed to dispense detergent.

He was thoroughly wet with the stuff and no amount of water and detergent would take it off.

Hot water is itself a detergent; that is, it has the power of dissolving dirt.

Such soap possesses very powerful detergent qualities, but it is apt to feel hard and be somewhat gritty in use.

Its detergent action is sometimes supposed to be due to the free alkali, whereas a well-made soap is practically neutral.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to detergent, such as: cleaner, and solvent.

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