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chlorine

noun chlo·rine \ˈklr-ˌēn, -ən\

: a chemical that in its natural form is a greenish-yellow gas and has a strong smell

Full Definition of CHLORINE

:  a halogen element that is isolated as a heavy greenish-yellow diatomic gas of pungent odor and is used especially as a bleach, oxidizing agent, and disinfectant in water purification — see element table
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First Known Use of CHLORINE

1810
CHLORINE Defined for Kids

chlorine

noun chlo·rine \ˈklr-ˌēn, -ən\

Definition of CHLORINE for Kids

:  a chemical element that is a greenish yellow irritating gas of strong odor used as a bleach and as a disinfectant to purify water
Medical Dictionary

chlorine

noun chlo·rine \ˈklō(ə)r-ˌēn, ˈkl(ə)r-, -ən\

Medical Definition of CHLORINE

:  a halogen element that is isolated as a heavy greenish yellow gas of pungent odor and is used especially as a bleach, oxidizing agent, and disinfectant in water purification—symbol Cl; see element table

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