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- adj. That yields an emulsion (or a milk-like substance)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Softening; milklike.
- adj. Yielding oil by expression.
- adj. Producing or yielding a milklike substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Yielding oil by expression: as, emulsive seeds.
- Producing or yielding a milk-like substance: as, emulsive acids.
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He felt a great emulsive flow of love, all the truer for his needing no arm to hold him.
It helps digest fatty matters by its emulsive powers; it has been more recently supposed to form a sort of _peptone_ with nitrogenized articles also; but, what is more to our purpose, it turns starch into sugar even more quickly than the saliva itself.
The largest, heads which are employed for medical or domestic use, are obtained from the single flowered kind, not only for the purpose of extracting opium, but also on account of the bland, esculent oil that is expressed from the seeds, which are simply emulsive, and contain none of the narcotic principle.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
He says it is the only way he can begin to replicate the "emulsive, wishy-washy residue on the neck of a crack-cocaine bottle".
The plumula being thus swelled, as it were, by the emulsive fluid, raises itself and springs up to the surface of the earth, bearing with it the cotyledons, which, as soon as they come in contact with the air, spread themselves, and are transformed into leaves.
QTC materials give enormous flexibility in the design, shape, thickness and style of a switch or pressure sensor and can be made in a range of elastomeric forms, including emulsive coatings (down to thicknesses of 10 microns), 'bulk' silicone or rubber and textile forms.