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 Treat sweaty feet by using an antiperspirant containing aluminium chloride. Caroline Robinson And Luke Donnan, CNN, 1 May 2022 Methane oxidation, which amplifies the volume of iron chloride molecules to those that naturally form over the ocean, thereby inducing sea air to absorb methane. Hersh Shefrin, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 Inside the clock is a capsule filled with ethylene chloride gas. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 13 Apr. 2022 The report highlighted a number of other contaminants routinely tested for, such as bacteria, chlorine, nitrate and chloride, all of which were at levels below limits set by the state or federal governments. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Apr. 2022 There are three kinds of salt lakes in the world: carbonate, chloride and sulfate. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 16 Feb. 2022 In the case of salt, for example — probably the most important for runners — the process uses a reagent that reacts with its chloride to turn it purple. Richard A. Lovett, Outside Online, 11 Dec. 2020 The filter gets rid of chloride, fluoride, and lead. Chris Hachey, BGR, 28 Feb. 2022 The Dead Sea and the Great Salt Lake in Utah are both chloride lakes. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 16 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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9 May 2022

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“Chloride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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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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