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  • n. Plural form of detergent.


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  • Repeated washing with commercial detergents is recommended as well as repeated baths if the family pet is involved.

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  • The doyenne of domesticity, who sells paints, sheets, cleaners and detergents, is branching out with a line of kitchen cabinets and hardware and countertops to be sold at Home Depot.

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  • Tide, which can cost more than twice as much as private-label detergents, will have "targeted interventions" on its larger sizes, the company said.

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  • It is already possible, for example, to improve the stability of an enzyme which is an active component in detergents so that it can better resist the chemicals and high temperatures of washing water.

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  • The widespread and growing use of synthetic detergents is also playing a notable part in increasing available food supplies, for edible oils formerly diverted to soap-making are now being freed in increasing quantities for human consumption.

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  • Burns: Private-label detergents are more popular with large retailers because the margins on these products are typically higher and they attract a more cost-conscious customer.

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  • According to Burns, VVF will use the plant to expand its U.S. businesses in soaps and shampoos for hotel chains, and private label detergents for supermarket chains and mass merchandisers.

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  • The terms “heavy-duty” and “all-purpose” are often used interchangeably to refer to detergents formulated for use on the whole family laundry—all types of soil and washable fabrics except those that must be washed with “mild” or “gentle” soaps or detergents.


  • Fortunately, Proctor and Gamble sponsored the students 'attempt, providing ample supplies of brand-name detergents Downy and Ariel.

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  • At the supermarket, shoppers are buying more store-labeled products, like no-name detergents and cereal, and not returning to national brands.

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