the relationship between the surety, the principal debtor, and the creditor.
noun 1. the swell of the sea that breaks upon a shore or upon shoals. 2. the mass or line of foamy water caused by the breaking of the sea upon a shore, especially a shallow or sloping shore. verb (used without object) 3. to ride a surfboard. 4. to float on the crest of […]
noun 1. the outer face, outside, or exterior boundary of a thing; outermost or uppermost layer or area. 2. any face of a body or thing: the six surfaces of a cube. 3. extent or area of outer face; superficial area. 4. the outward appearance, especially as distinguished from the inner nature: to look below […]
adjective 1. (of a substance, esp a detergent) capable of lowering the surface tension of a liquid, usually water See also surfactant surface-active adj. Of, relating to, or being a substance capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved. Used especially of detergents.
- Surface-active agent
[sur-fis-ak-tiv] /ˈsɜr fɪsˌæk tɪv/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any substance that when dissolved in water or an aqueous solution reduces its surface tension or the interfacial tension between it and another liquid.