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Topic: CHEMISTRY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Latin mulgere 'to milk'

emulsion

noun
     
e‧mul‧sion [uncountable and countable]
1HC a mixture of liquids that do not completely combine, such as oil and water
2 technicalTCP the substance on the surface of photographic film or paper that makes it react to light
3TB British English also emulsion paint a type of paint used inside buildings on walls or ceilings that is not shiny when it dries [↪ gloss, eggshell]
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