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dispersant

[ dih-spur-suhnt ]
/ dɪˈspɜr sənt /
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noun
something that disperses.
Physical Chemistry. any admixture to a dispersion capable of maintaining the dispersed particles in suspension.
adjective
acting as a dispersant.
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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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