chloride

noun
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

Examples of chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another common ingredient in household disinfectants, including many Lysol products, is benzalkonium chloride. Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus and disinfectant: Why you shouldn’t ingest it," 24 Apr. 2020 But just by living and continuing to grow, the poplars, in Mountain View, Calif., can slurp up about 50 gallons of toxic water a day and break it down into innocuous byproducts such as carbon dioxide and chloride. Wudan Yan, New York Times, "Superfund, Meet Super Plants," 7 Apr. 2020 Some of the hand sanitizers made by the brands Purell and Germ-X rely on benzalkonium chloride instead of alcohol as the active ingredient. Marshall Allen, ProPublica, "You Might Be Buying a Hand Sanitizer That Won’t Work for Coronavirus," 6 Mar. 2020 The company developed a formula that uses a common antiviral agent, cetylpyridinium chloride, or CPC, and combines it with an agent that coats the back of the oral cavity and stays in place for at least six hours. John Futty, USA TODAY, "Antiviral oral spray Halo to undergo testing for prevention of coronavirus infection," 2 Apr. 2020 The company developed a formula that uses a common anitviral agent, cetylpyridinium chloride, or CPC, and combines it with an agent that coats the back of the oral cavity and stays in place for at least six hours. John Futty, Cincinnati.com, "Ohio health workers to test oral antiviral spray for prevention of coronavirus infection," 2 Apr. 2020 An enzyme in the bacteria converts the toxins to harmless substances like water, carbon dioxide and chloride ions. oregonlive, "OSU develops potentially ground-breaking approach to cleaning contaminated groundwater," 26 Mar. 2020 The company, which acquired several area properties from Dow Chemical in 2015, previously announced plans to close its chlor alkali and vinylidene chloride plants in Freeport in 2020 to cut costs. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Chemical company renovates Lake Jackson building for base of Texas operations," 12 Feb. 2020 And the impact of the contamination has lingered, with crude flows in Poland and the Czech Republic briefly halted again in June when excess organic chlorides were detected once more. Julian Lee | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Slinging Mud Won’t Secure the World’s Oil Supply," 27 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of chloride was in 1812

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4 May 2020

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“Chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloride. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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chloride

noun
How to pronounce chloride (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of chloride

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

chloride

noun
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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