Wetting agent

Wetting agent,

Definition of Wetting agent:

  1. Surfactant or other material that lowers the surface tension of a fluid, and its interfacial tension with another fluid or grime (substrate soil). Wetting agents allow a cleaning fluid to spread over the surface of another liquid, surface of a solid, and to penetrate a porous surface (such as textiles), thus loosening grime for easier removal.

  2. A chemical that can be added to a liquid to reduce its surface tension and make it more effective in spreading over and penetrating surfaces.

How to use Wetting agent in a sentence?

  1. Detergents are chemical compounds that contain wetting agents and emulsifiers.

Meaning of Wetting agent & Wetting agent Definition