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chlorine


chlorine

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

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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