Synonyms

1. surface-active_agent

noun. a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved.

Synonyms

  • surfactant
  • chemical agent
  • emulsifier
  • detergent
  • wetting agent

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Example sentences of the word surface-tension


1. Noun Phrase
To experiment with surface tension, use a penny, water and a dropper.

2. Noun Phrase
The surface tension of the mortar is normally enough to hold the HardieBacker in place.

2. surface

noun. ['ˈsɝːfəs'] the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary.

Synonyms

  • side
  • spandril
  • work surface
  • artifact
  • ground
  • mitre
  • horizontal surface
  • silver screen
  • spandrel
  • board
  • plaster
  • skin
  • gameboard
  • vertical surface
  • Klein bottle
  • artefact
  • meniscus
  • projection screen
  • level
  • bed
  • Mobius strip
  • plasterwork
  • face
  • superficies
  • miter
  • screen

Antonyms

  • unsized
  • begin
  • defeat
  • beginning

3. surface

noun. ['ˈsɝːfəs'] the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object.

Synonyms

  • interior
  • sphere
  • heavens
  • outside
  • wavefront
  • welkin
  • empyrean
  • exterior
  • celestial sphere
  • vault of heaven
  • bound
  • hard palate
  • photosphere
  • bounds
  • boundary
  • end
  • palate
  • face
  • interface
  • roof of the mouth
  • wave front
  • firmament
  • inside
  • substratum
  • substrate

Antonyms

  • inside
  • cathode
  • nonmetallic
  • undergarment

4. tension

noun. ['ˈtɛnʃən'] (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense.

Synonyms

  • tenseness
  • breaking point
  • strain
  • yips
  • nervous strain
  • mental strain

Antonyms

  • disorderliness
  • order
  • comfort
  • orderliness

Etymology

  • tension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tensionem (Latin)

5. surface

noun. ['ˈsɝːfəs'] the outermost level of the land or sea.

Synonyms

  • geosphere
  • opening
  • lithosphere
  • layer
  • gap
  • Earth's surface
  • floor
  • water

Antonyms

  • unmask
  • artifact
  • exclude
  • arise

6. tension

noun. ['ˈtɛnʃən'] the physical condition of being stretched or strained.

Synonyms

  • condition
  • tone
  • tonus
  • tonicity
  • tautness
  • tensity
  • status

Antonyms

  • tonicity
  • soundness
  • dryness
  • decline

Etymology

  • tension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tensionem (Latin)

7. surface

noun. ['ˈsɝːfəs'] a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something.

Synonyms

  • aspect

Antonyms

  • imperfection
  • insulator

8. tension

noun. ['ˈtɛnʃən'] a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature).

Antonyms

  • impurity

Etymology

  • tension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tensionem (Latin)

9. tension

noun. ['ˈtɛnʃən'] (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body.

Antonyms

  • unsoundness

Etymology

  • tension (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • tensionem (Latin)

10. surface

adjective. ['ˈsɝːfəs'] on the surface.

Synonyms

  • opencut
  • aboveground
  • opencast

Antonyms

  • subsurface
  • little
  • big
  • bigness
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