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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detergent  \De*ter"gent\,  a.  [L.  detergens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  detergere:  cf  F.  d['e]tergent.] 
  Cleansing;  purging.  --  n.  A  substance  which  cleanses  the 
  skin,  as  water  or  soap;  a  medicine  to  cleanse  wounds,  ulcers, 
  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detergent 
  adj  :  having  cleansing  power  [syn:  {detersive}] 
  n  1:  a  surface-active  chemical  widely  used  in  industry  and 
  laundering 
  2:  a  cleansing  agent  that  differs  from  soap  but  can  also 
  emulsify  oils  and  hold  dirt  in  suspension 




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