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potassium chlorate

noun

Definition of POTASSIUM CHLORATE

:  a crystalline salt KClO3 that is used as an oxidizing agent in matches, fireworks, and explosives

First Known Use of POTASSIUM CHLORATE

1869
Medical Dictionary

potassium chlorate

noun

Medical Definition of POTASSIUM CHLORATE

:  a crystalline salt KClO3 with a cooling saline taste that is used especially in veterinary medicine as a mild astringent (as in the treatment of stomatitis)

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stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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