detergent

noun
Reinigungsmittel n
Waschmittel n
Spülmittel n

Definition
A detergent is a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants with cleansing properties when in dilute solutions. There are a large variety of detergents, often they are the sodium salts of long chain alkyl hydrogen sulphate or a long chain of benzene sulphonic acid. Wikipedia

adj
reinigend