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surface-active agent

noun Chemistry.
any substance that when dissolved in water or an aqueous solution reduces its surface tension or the interfacial tension between it and another liquid.
Also called surfactant. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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surface-active agent

a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved [syn: wetting agent
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