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moistening agent

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  • levigating agent — a material used for moistening a solid before reducing it to a powder …   Medical dictionary

  • chemical industry — Introduction       complex of processes, operations, and organizations engaged in the manufacture of chemicals and their derivatives.       Although the chemical industry may be described simply as the industry that uses chemistry and… …   Universalium

  • glycerol — A sweet viscous fluid obtained by the saponification of fats and fixed oils; used as a solvent, as a skin emollient, by injection or in the form of suppository for constipation, and as a vehicle and sweetening …   Medical dictionary

  • tablet — A solid dosage form containing medicinal substances with or without suitable diluents; it may vary in shape, size, and weight, and may be classed according to the method of manufacture, as compressed t.. SYN: tabule. [Fr. tablette, L. tabula]… …   Medical dictionary

  • tablet triturate — n a small tablet made by molding fine moistened powder containing a medicinal and a diluent * * * a small, usually cylindrical, molded disk containing a medicinal substance diluted with a mixture of lactose and powdered sucrose, in varying… …   Medical dictionary

  • humectant — /hjuˈmɛktənt/ (say hyooh mektuhnt) adjective 1. attracting or retaining moisture. –noun 2. a moistening agent. {Latin (h)ūmectāre to moisten} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • sorbitol — [sôr′bi tôl΄, sôr′bitōl΄] n. [ SORB + IT(E) + OL1] a sweet, white, odorless, crystalline alcohol, C6H8 (OH) 6, found in certain berries and fruits, used as a moistening agent in lotions or creams, as a sugar substitute, etc …   English World dictionary

  • hu|mec|tant — «hyoo MEHK tuhnt», noun. a moistening agent used especially in tobacco, cosmetics, and textiles: »Humectants help replace the natural youthful moisture that s lost with the years (New Yorker). ╂[< Latihūmectāns, antis, present participle of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • printing — /prin ting/, n. 1. the art, process, or business of producing books, newspapers, etc., by impression from movable types, plates, etc. 2. the act of a person or thing that prints. 3. words, symbols, etc., in printed form. 4. printed material. 5.… …   Universalium

  • wet — wetly, adv. wetness, n. wetter, n. wettish, adj. /wet/, adj., wetter, wettest, n., v., wet or wetted, wetting. adj. 1. moistened, covered, or soaked with water …   Universalium

  • baking — Process of cooking by dry heat, especially in an oven. Baked products include bread, cookies, pies, and pastries. Ingredients used in baking include flour, water, leavening agents (baker s yeast, baking soda, baking powder), shortening (fats,… …   Universalium

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