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dɪˈspɜr səntdis·per·sant

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  1. dispersantnoun

    Any substance that is used to to prevent settling or clumping of particles suspended in a liquid.

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  1. Dispersant

    A dispersant or a dispersing agent is a substance, typically a surfactant, that is added to a suspension of solid or liquid particles in a liquid (such as a colloid or emulsion) to improve the separation of the particles and to prevent their settling or clumping.Dispersants are widely used to stabilize various industrial and artisanal products, such as paints, ferrofluids, and salad dressings. The plasticizers or superplasticizers, used to improve the workability of pastes like concrete and clay, are typically dispersants. The concept also largely overlaps with that of detergent, used to bring oily contamination into water suspension, and of emulsifier, used to create homogeneous mixtures of immiscible liquids like water and oil. Natural suspensions like milk and latex contain substances that act as dispersants.

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  1. Dispersant

    A dispersant or a dispersing agent or a plasticizer or a superplasticizer is either a non-surface active polymer or a surface-active substance added to a suspension, usually a colloid, to improve the separation of particles and to prevent settling or clumping. Dispersants consist normally of one or more surfactants, but may also be gases.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispersant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispersant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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