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  1. wetting agent, wetter, surfactant, surface-active agentnoun

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


  1. surface-active agent

    A surface-active agent, also known as a surfactant, is a substance that reduces the surface tension of a liquid, allowing it to spread more easily. These agents can also increase the solubility of a substance or enhance the emulsifying, foaming, dispersing, or wetting properties of a product. They are widely used in many industrial sectors such as cleaning products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and food processing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surface-active agent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surface-active agent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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