calcium hypochlorite


: a white powder CaCl2O2 used especially as a bleaching agent and disinfectant

Examples of calcium hypochlorite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a range of chemicals that can be used for a pool shock, including calcium hypochlorite, lithium hypochlorite, dichlor, and potassium peroxymonosulfate, according to Home Depot. Korin Miller,, 25 May 2021 Even with washes of the bleaching agent calcium hypochlorite, no sanitation method has proven 100-percent effective at ridding seeds of pathogens. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 23 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of calcium hypochlorite was in 1875

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“Calcium hypochlorite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

calcium hypochlorite

: a chlorine-containing white powder CaCl2O2 used especially as a bleaching agent, disinfectant, bactericide, and fungicide

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