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dispersant

[di′spərs·ənt]
(materials)
Also known as dispersing agent.
An additive that can hold finely ground materials in suspension; used as a thinning agent for a slurry.
A material added to a paste, mortar, or concrete to improve the flow properties.

dispersant

An admixture which is capable of maintaining finely ground materials in suspension; used as a slurry thinner or grinding aid.
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