detergent

[ dih-tur-juh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF detergent

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Oxymel of verdigris is stimulant, detergent, and escharotic.

Formerly used to make an astringent and detergent lotion:—1 oz.

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

In the case of weak-bodied soap, this addition gives firmness and tends to increase the detergent qualities.

Gingerly she sat him down on a stool, and with detergent and water she began removing the mud.

Tincture of iodine locally, detergent washes, and the like, often secure a certain amount of comfort as palliatives.

When fetor exists, as during the detachment of patches of exudation, antiseptic and detergent sprays may be employed.

The origin of soap was the discovery of the detergent properties of a boiled mixture of fat and alkali.

Detergent; in scorbutic eruptions, and foul ulcers, and to prevent infection.

Uses, &c. Stimulant and detergent; very useful in indolent ulcerations, scald-head, and various foul eruptions.

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