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cationic detergent

noun
1.
any of a class of synthetic compounds, as benzalkonium chloride, whose cations are colloidal in solution: used as antiseptics, wetting agents, and emulsifiers.
Also called invert soap.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • One commonly used type of cationic detergent disinfectant is a quaternary ammonium compound.
British Dictionary definitions for cationic detergent

cationic detergent

noun
1.
a type of detergent in which the active part of the molecule is a positive ion (cation). Cationic detergents are usually quaternary ammonium salts and often also have bactericidal properties
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