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Meaning of "wetting agent" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WETTING AGENT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WETTING AGENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wetting agent is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WETTING AGENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Surfactant

Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid. Surfactants may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants. Schematic diagram of a micelle of oil in aqueous suspension, such as might occur in an emulsion of oil in water. In this example the surfactant molecules' oil-soluble tails project into the oil, while the water-soluble ends remain in contact with the water phase...

Definition of wetting agent in the English dictionary

The definition of wetting agent in the dictionary is any substance added to a liquid to lower its surface tension and thus increase its ability to spread across or penetrate into a solid.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WETTING AGENT

weta
wetback
Wetbike
wether
wetland
wetlands
wetly
wetness
wetproof
wetsuit
wettability
wettable
wetted
wetter
Wetterhorn
wettest
wettie
wetting
wettish
wetware

WORDS THAT END LIKE WETTING AGENT

agent
alkylating agent
chelating agent
chemical agent
county agent
estate agent
export agent
free agent
insurance agent
intelligence agent
intelligent
newsagent
oxidizing agent
patent agent
reagent
real-estate agent
release agent
secret agent
special agent
surface-active agent
travel agent

Synonyms and antonyms of wetting agent in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wetting agent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WETTING AGENT

Find out the translation of wetting agent to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wetting agent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wetting agent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

润湿剂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agente humectante
570 millions of speakers

English

wetting agent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गीला एजेंट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وكيل ترطيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

смачиватель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

agente molhante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভোলানো এজেন্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un agent mouillant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ejen pembasahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Netzmittel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

湿潤剤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

습윤제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wetting agent
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

đại lý làm ướt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈரமாக்குதல் முகவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओलाचिंब करणारा एजंट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Islatma maddesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bagnante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

środek zwilżający
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

смачиватель
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

agent de umectare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παράγοντα διαβροχής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

benattingsmiddel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vätmedel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fukting agent
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wetting agent

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WETTING AGENT»

The term «wetting agent» is quite widely used and occupies the 48.371 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WETTING AGENT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wetting agent

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WETTING AGENT»

Discover the use of wetting agent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wetting agent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook of Green Chemicals
wetting agent, automatic dishwashing rinse aids: biodeg. Synperonic® LF/RA30 wetting agent, automobile Silwet® L-77 wetting agent, automotive coatings Disperbyk®-180; Hydropalat®110; Hydropalat® 1 30; TEGO® Dispers 750 W wetting ...
‎2004
2
Good Gardens with Less Water
These products are just mixtures of the liquid wetting agent with the solids. They generally contain 10 to 15% of the liquid wetting agent. Granular wetting agents can be more convenient to use than the liquids. Bentonite clay is also sold as a ...
Kevin Handreck, 2008
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Pesticide Formulations and Application Systems: A New ...
The implication of this observation may be that poor extruded granule performance, which in the past had been attributed to dispersant failure, may have actually been related to inadequate wetting agent in the formulation. Blending of ...
Jane C. Mueninghoff, Alan K. Viets, Roger Anthony Downer, 2001
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Operation Of Fire Protection Systems
Certain types of fires, such as those in baled cotton, stacked hay, some rubber compounds, and some flammable liquids that do not ordinarily respond to treatment with water may be extinguished when a proper wetting agent is used. This may ...
Arthur E. Cote, 2003
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Fundamentals of Microfabrication: The Science of ...
The contact angle between PMMA and the plating electrolyte at 50°C lies between 70 and 80°. A wetting agent is thus indispensable for wetting the surface of the plastic structures for the electrolyte to penetrate into the micro channels. With a ...
Marc J. Madou, 2002
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Handbook of Fillers, Extenders, and Diluents
Descrip.: Sucrose dilaurate CAS 25915-57-5; EINECS/ELINCS 247-345-5 Uses: Emulsifier, antibacterial, wetting agent, and dispersant for foods, pharmaceuticals , cosmetics; solubilizer, stabilizer for fat-sol. vitamins and antibiotics; lubricant, ...
Michael Ash, Irene Ash, 2007
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Interfacial Phenomena in Drug Delivery and Targeting
5.3 Properties of surfactants 5.3.1 Wetting agents A primary function of surfactants is to act as wetting agents. In this context, a wetting agent is simply one which encourages interfacial contact between a liquid and another phase. It has already ...
G. Buckton, 2000
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Surfactants Europa: A Directory of Surface Active Agents ...
... detergents; cleaners; softening agents; lubricants; agriculture foaming agent; detergent foaming agent (high); emulsifier; wetting agent hard-surface cleaners; household cleaners foaming agent (high); emulsifier; wetting agent hard-surface  ...
Gordon L. Hollis, 1995
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New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research
Mean of spore counts on 10 leaves (5 microscopic fields per leaf) (f) The effect of the application of wetting agent on the spore count on perennial rye grass and white clover Crawley, Campbell, and Smith (1962) reported that spores of the ...
10
New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research
The drill lines were ISO mm apart, with an average wetting agent band width of 30 mm. The treatments were applied to4.8 X 10 m plots replicated 4 times in a completely randomised block design as follows: Wettasoil at 60 litre/ha in the band ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WETTING AGENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wetting agent is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wetting agents play their part in turf husbandry
With high temperatures forecasted, it may well be worth looking at your current wetting agent programme to make sure you are using the correct product for your ... «Pitchcare, Jul 15»
2
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Introduces 1-DAY ACUVUE …
... built on the 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST platform and utilizes LACREON® Technology, a unique process that permanently embeds the wetting agent PVP in the ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
3
New wetting agent solves water management problems
Rigby Taylor's new product Hydropro-2 is a non-ionic reverse block polymer wetting agent for the control of Dry Patch and water-related problems in amenity turf. «Horticulture Week, Jun 15»
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June Bowls Diary 2015
These areas may need hand watering, and the green as a whole may benefit from the application of a wetting agent. If this is the case, treat these prone areas ... «Pitchcare, Jun 15»
5
How to get a ballpark-like lawn (+video)
“We have what's called a wetting agent,” Bees assistant head groundskeeper Kevin Asay said. “That's something everyone should have at home. It just makes ... «Deseret News, May 15»
6
Lens care solutions for soft and RGP lens wearers
The peroxide solution contains a novel wetting agent, HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix, which embeds on and within the lens surface to block hydrophobic sites, ... «Optometry Today, May 15»
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Iron problem can cause plum leaves to yellow
Alternatively, you can adjust the tap water close to neutral using vinegar or another mild acid. Add a wetting agent to the spray. This helps the iron penetrate the ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 15»
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Wetting agent trials show reduction in thatch layer
It said a Qualibra wetting agent programme can immediately help to produce firmer and more consistent surfaces, as well as creating conditions that can lead to ... «Horticulture Week, Apr 15»
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BASF and Grolman to market Baxxodur curing agents for epoxy …
BASF and Grolman to market Baxxodur curing agents for epoxy resin systems in ... flame-retardants, fibre and filler wetting agents not only for the thermosetting ... «Chemicals Technology, Apr 15»
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Fruits, vegetables need special care in spring
Include a wetting agent or surfactant in the spray mix. There are several name brands out there in a liquid form. Spray on the undersides of the leaves with the ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wetting agent [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wetting-agent>. Aug 2019 ».
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