chloride

noun
chlo·​ride | \ˈklȯr-ˌīd \

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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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 As subjects sat unmoving for several minutes, their images were exposed to the plates, which were then developed using heated mercury vapor and a gold chloride solution. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Particle Accelerator Reveals Hidden Faces in Damaged 19th-Century Daguerreotype Portraits," 10 July 2018 At least two other patients were found with benzalkonium chloride in their bodies around the time of their death, The Asahi Shimbun 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 His biggest coup was providing the Brits with the design of a chemical warfare dispersal device manufactured from parts that could be found in a tool shed and was capable of spreading deadly cyanogen chloride or other agents. NBC News, "He spied on al Qaeda from the inside, until he had to run for his life," 17 June 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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chloride

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chloride

: a chemical compound of chlorine with another element or group

chloride

noun
chlo·​ride | \ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, ˈklȯ(ə)r- \

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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