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chlorine

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noun chlo·rine \ˈklȯr-ˌēn, -ən\

Simple Definition of chlorine

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

Full Definition of chlorine

  1. :  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


CHLORINE Defined for Kids

chlorine

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noun chlo·rine \ˈklȯr-ˌēn, -ən\

Definition of chlorine

  1. :  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

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

Medical Definition of chlorine

  1. :  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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