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English definition of “detergent”

detergent

noun [C or U]     /dɪˈtɜː.dʒənt/ US  /-ˈtɝː-/
a chemical substance in the form of a powder or a liquid for removing dirt from clothes, dishes, etc.Cleaning agents
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