wetting agent

wet a·gent
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wet ey-juh nt]
    • /wɛt ˈeɪ dʒənt/
    • /ˈwetɪŋ ˈeɪdʒənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wet ey-juh nt]
    • /wɛt ˈeɪ dʒənt/

Definitions of wetting agent words

  • noun wetting agent any admixture to a liquid for increasing its ability to penetrate, or spread over the surface of, a given material, especially cloth, paper, or leather. 1
  • noun wetting agent any substance added to a liquid to lower its surface tension and thus increase its ability to spread across or penetrate into a solid 0
  • noun wetting agent any of a group of surface-active agents which, when added to a liquid, cause the liquid to spread more easily over, or to penetrate, a solid surface 0
  • noun wetting agent a substance, such as a surfactant, that reduces the surface tension of a liquid, allowing it to spread across, and penetrate the surface of a solid. 0

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Origin of wetting agent

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
First recorded in 1935-40

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Parts of speech for Wetting agent


wetting agent popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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