bisulfite

noun
bi·​sul·​fite | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈsəl-ˌfīt How to pronounce bisulfite (audio) \

Definition of bisulfite

: an acid sulfite

Examples of bisulfite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the low end of the spectrum are wild shrimp that have been treated with chemical additives (sodium bisulfite and tripolyphosphate). Melissa Clark, New York Times, "What Are We Supposed to Think About Shrimp?," 15 Oct. 2019 Sodium bisulfite is added to remove much of the chlorine. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MMSD penalizes Veolia Water Milwaukee for discharge violations at Jones Island sewage plant," 27 Mar. 2018 But plant operators on Feb. 20 failed to follow standard procedures for adjusting the amount of bisulfite used at the plant in response to changing turbidity, records show. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MMSD penalizes Veolia Water Milwaukee for discharge violations at Jones Island sewage plant," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bisulfite

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bisulfite

French, from bi- + sulfite

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“Bisulfite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bisulfite. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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bisulfite

noun
bi·​sul·​fite
variants: or chiefly British bisulphite \ -​ˌfīt How to pronounce bisulphite (audio) \

Medical Definition of bisulfite

: an acid sulfite

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