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Definition of "dispersant" [dispersant]

  • Chemistry A liquid or gas added to a mixture to promote dispersion or to maintain dispersed particles in suspension. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dispersant" in a sentence
  • "But what most people don't know is that the active ingredient of the toxic chemical dispersant, which is up to 60% by volume, being"
  • ""dispersant" - to try to break up the oozing oil, allowing it to decompose more quickly or evaporate before washing ashore."
  • "a mix of chemicals collectively known as "dispersant" - to try to break up the oozing oil, allowing it to decompose more quickly or evaporate before washing ashore."
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dispersing agent