Definition of detergency in English:

detergency

noun

See detergent

‘Among its disadvantages is the fact that its high detergency can loosen debris in fuel systems that formerly used petroleum diesel, clogging fuel filters for a while if they're not carefully watched.’
  • ‘The proposed mechanisms underlying detergency include any of the physiological consequences listed above as well as yet undescribed ones.’
  • ‘Another reason that good detergency and surfactancy is important is that water is limited in its cleaning power.’
  • ‘Similarly, P&G's Ariel has a detergency of 80 per cent as against Lever's Wheel Active detergency of 74 per cent.’
  • ‘The cleaning action of soaps and detergents is based on the property known as detergency.’