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laundry detergent

n. any of various detergents designed for use in a washing machine for clothing

Laundry detergent

Laundry detergent, or washing powder, is a type of detergent (cleaning agent) that is added for cleaning laundry, commonly mixtures of chemical compounds including alkylbenzenesulfonates, which are similar to soap but are less affected by hard water. While detergent is still sold in powdered form, liquid detergents have been taking major market shares in many countries since their introduction in the 1960s.

Usage examples of "laundry detergent".

The book, atop the box of laundry detergent, is hardbound, its glossy dustjacket bearing the photograph of a suited and tied Japanese executive.

Heavy things like laundry detergent and juice cans on the floor where they cannot fall off and crush something.

Stupefied, he stands blinking and open-mouthed in the fragrance of laundry detergent and in the wall-muffled rattle of copper pipes, with her voice echoing in memory.

Claire blinked, breaking contact with the box of laundry detergent.

On TV a bunch of kids are skidding across grass, to demonstrate the effectiveness of some laundry detergent.

Three of the four walls had cabinets mounted on them, and George grabbed a bottle of liquid laundry detergent from the one above the washer.

Ether entered the room carrying a bright yellow bottle of laundry detergent and a stack of folded clothing.

Sooner or later he would need food, or laundry detergent, or medical attention, or toilet paper,.

She sighed and began running the items over the scanner while Troy Lee shoved them into bags: ten five-pound bags of sugar, ten boxes of Wonder Grow fertilizer, five quarts of Wild Turkey bourbon, a case of charcoal lighter, a giant box of laundry detergent, a box of utility candles, a bag of charcoal, ten boxes of mothballs.