bleaching powder

noun

Definition of bleaching powder

: a white powder consisting chiefly of calcium hydroxide, calcium chloride, and calcium hypochlorite and used as a bleach, disinfectant, or deodorant

Examples of bleaching powder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The steamship England, which cleared from Queenstown on January 12th, with 200 passengers on board, was obliged to put back to harbor in consequence of the breaking, during a heavy storm, of a number of barrels of bleaching powder in the hold. Dan Schlenoff, Scientific American, 26 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of bleaching powder

1805, in the meaning defined above

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“Bleaching powder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleaching%20powder. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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bleaching powder

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bleach·​ing powder | \ ˌblē-chiŋ- How to pronounce bleaching powder (audio) \

Medical Definition of bleaching powder

: 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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