chlo·​ride | \ ˈklȯr-ˌīd How to pronounce chloride (audio) \

Definition of chloride

1 : a compound of chlorine with another element or group especially : a salt or ester of hydrochloric acid
2 : a monovalent anion consisting of one atom of chlorine

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Table salt is a chemical compound made up of two minerals: sodium and chloride. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "How Much Sodium You Can Eat Every Day, According to a Nutritionist," 8 Apr. 2019 Doctors eventually diagnosed her with hyperhidrosis of the vulva and had her use Drysol (a strong topical treatment of aluminum chloride hexahydrate, which helps close sweat ducts). Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Do if You’re Extremely Sweaty in the General Vicinity of Your Vagina," 3 Apr. 2019 If the anode was coated with negative charges, the scientists realized, those layers repel chloride and temper the rate of decay in the underlying metal. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Are Now Transforming Saltwater Into Hydrogen Fuel," 20 Mar. 2019 Levels of chloride and iron, on the other hand, can vary more widely without as many consequences. Emily Sohn, Washington Post, "Even if a medical test shows an abnormality, you may not need to worry about it," 3 June 2018 All of the extra weight would no doubt limit that range, so Dethleffs has added 334 square feet of thin-film solar panels that can generate up to 3,000 watts of electricity to keep the 228-Ah sodium-nickel-chloride battery array charged. Megan Barber, Curbed, "5 campers pushing RV design into the future," 28 Sep. 2018 Lowe's recently announced it will no longer sell methylene-chloride paint stripper, too. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Supreme Court to rehear moose-hunting case with wider implications for Alaska," 19 June 2018 The merger, says the FTC, would give the new combination an 80% share of North American titanium dioxide production via chloride. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Is Trump's Antitrust Policy Pro-U.S. Business? A New FTC Action Casts Doubt," 31 Jan. 2018 An autopsy found high levels of an benzalkonium chloride, a disinfectant, in his body, the Japanese news outlet reported. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Nurse poisoned at least 20 ailing patients so they would die during someone else's watch," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of chloride

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chloride

German Chlorid, from chlor- + -id -ide

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English Language Learners Definition of chloride

technical : a chemical compound of chlorine with another element or group


chlo·​ride | \ ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, ˈklȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce chloride (audio) \

Medical Definition of chloride

1 : a compound of chlorine with another element or radical especially : a salt or ester of hydrochloric acid

called also muriate

2 : a monovalent anion consisting at one atom of chlorine

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