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English noun: emulsion

1. emulsion (substance) (chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids

SamplesAn oil-in-water emulsion.

Broader (hypernym)colloid

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

2. emulsion (artifact) a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin

Synonymsphotographic emulsion

Broader (hypernym)coat, coating

Substance holonymsilver bromide, silver nitrate

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