1. detergent

noun. ['dɪˈtɝːdʒənt'] a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering.


  • surface-active agent
  • surfactant
  • anionic detergent
  • anionic
  • cationic detergent
  • invert soap
  • sodium lauryl sulphate
  • sodium lauryl sulfate
  • non-ionic detergent
  • SLS
  • wetting agent

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Rhymes with Detergent

  • convergent
  • resurgent
  • insurgent
  • divergent
  • emergent
  • sergent
  • urgent

How do you pronounce detergent?

Pronounce detergent as dɪˈtərʤənt.

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Sentences with detergent

1. Noun, singular or mass
Make a sudsy solution with a gentle laundry detergent or dish soap in a small bucket.

2. detergent

noun. ['dɪˈtɝːdʒənt'] a cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension.


  • cleaner
  • dishwashing detergent
  • dishwasher detergent
  • liquid detergent
  • laundry detergent
  • cleanser
  • cleansing agent


  • adulterant

3. detergent

adjective. ['dɪˈtɝːdʒənt'] having cleansing power.


  • detersive


  • septic
  • foreign