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dispersant

[dih-spur-suh nt] /dɪˈspɜr sənt/
noun
1.
something that disperses.
2.
Physical Chemistry. any admixture to a dispersion capable of maintaining the dispersed particles in suspension.
adjective
3.
acting as a dispersant.
Origin of dispersant
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; disperse + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for dispersant

dispersant

/dɪsˈpɜːsənt/
noun
1.
a liquid or gas used to disperse small particles or droplets, as in an aerosol
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