Definitions

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  • n. A substance that is not a phosphate.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ phosphate

Examples

  • This can be a problem in those areas that ban phosphate detergents, although there are nonphosphate detergents on the market that state that they will not harm flame-resistant finishes.

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  • Automatic dishwashing detergents are exempted from the ban on phosphates because of the difficulty the industry has had in attempting to formulate an effective nonphosphate product.

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  • But clothes so treated cannot be washed with chlorine bleach or any product containing chlorine bleach or with ordinary nonphosphate detergents.

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  • Bleaches, fabric softeners, soaps, and nonphosphate detergents tend to render them ineffective.

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  • Some nonphosphate detergents used in hard water can cause a buildup of residues that can make fabric appear streaky, render it stiff or harsh to the touch, and even contribute to its premature wearing out as a result of increased abrasion.

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  • Most households use nonphosphate laundry detergent and green cleaning solutions for their homes.

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  • In the 1990s, companies in Europe and the United States poured money into trying to develop nonphosphate detergents that produced results consumers would accept, said Dennis Griesing, vice president of government affairs for the Soap and Detergent Association.

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