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bleaching powder

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noun bleach·ing powder \ˌblē-chiŋ-\

Medical Definition of bleaching powder

  1. :  a white powder consisting chiefly of calcium hydroxide, calcium chloride, and calcium hypochlorite used as a bleach, disinfectant, or deodorant—called also chloride of lime, chlorinated lime




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