|1.||photog a light-sensitive coating on a base, such as paper or film, consisting of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in gelatine|
|2.||chem a colloid in which both phases are liquids: an oil-in-water emulsion|
|3.||Also called: emulsion paint a type of paint in which the pigment is suspended in a vehicle, usually a synthetic resin, that is dispersed in water as an emulsion. It usually gives a mat finish|
|4.||pharmacol a mixture in which an oily medicine is dispersed in another liquid|
|5.||any liquid resembling milk|
|[C17: from New Latin ēmulsiō, from Latin ēmulsus milked out, from ēmulgēre to milk out, drain out, from mulgēre to milk]|
emulsion e·mul·sion (ĭ-mŭl'shən)
A suspension of small globules of one liquid in a second liquid with which the first will not mix.