non-ionic detergent

nonionic detergent

[non-ahy-on-ik]
noun
a detergent that is polar but does not ionize in aqueous solution.

Origin:
1945–50; non- + ionic

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non-ionic detergent

noun
a class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutions [syn: anionic detergent
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