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Active Agent

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Definition of the noun active agent

What does active agent mean as a name of something?


  1. chemical agent capable of activity
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of active agent: active
    • more generic term: chemical agent = an agent that produces chemical reactions

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Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Abbreviation for surface-active agent. The active agent in detergents that possesses a high cleaning ability. surfactant is a surface-active agent, such as ABS or LAS, that concentrates at interfaces, forms micelles, increases solution, lowers ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1979)

Volume 8 - Chlorinated Solvents to Coal by John J. McKetta Jr

lts high solvency properties combined with nonflammability make it an ideal active agent for most paint and varnish removers. 1t is combined with ...

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

by I. C. Gupta, S. K. Gupta

Active agent The component part of pesticide formula that has toxic properties. Active balance A favourable balance of payments when receipts from the export of goods and services exceed expenditure on the import of goods and services.

Google previewDictionary of Food Ingredients (2013)

by Robert S. Igoe

active agent that is very soluble in water. It is also termed polysorbate 80. It is used in ice cream and frozen desserts for overrun and dryness; as a disperser of flavors and colors in pickles, and for volume and texture in baked goods.

Google previewDictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing (2013)

by Alireza Bahadori, Chikezie Nwaoha, Malcolm William Clark

Abbreviation for surface-active agent. The active agent in detergents that possesses a high cleaning ability. (2) From SURFace ACTive AgeNT. A substance that prefers to exist at the boundary between two other ...

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