dispersant

[ dih-spur-suh nt ]
/ dɪˈspɜr sənt /

noun

something that disperses.
Physical Chemistry. any admixture to a dispersion capable of maintaining the dispersed particles in suspension.

adjective

acting as a dispersant.

Nearby words

  1. dispermous,
  2. dispermy,
  3. dispersal,
  4. dispersal prison,
  5. dispersal zone,
  6. disperse,
  7. disperse dye,
  8. disperse phase,
  9. disperse system,
  10. dispersed

Origin of dispersant

First recorded in 1940–45; disperse + -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for dispersant

dispersant

/ (dɪsˈpɜːsənt) /

noun

a liquid or gas used to disperse small particles or droplets, as in an aerosol
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