some thing that is eliminated by using detergent, coming from the words deter and agent tergent comes from terminate and gently
dishwashing detergent is used to deter the mess you have after you eat this inturn deters germs from growing on your silver ware and dishes
Something or someone who is dirty.
De-tergent is an anti tergent. De"turgent". example:Sarah is very tergent.