chlorine

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noun chlo·rine \ˈklȯr-ˌēn, -ən\

Definition of chlorine

  1. :  a halogen element that is isolated as a heavy greenish-yellow diatomic gas of pungent odor and is used especially as a bleach, oxidizing agent, and disinfectant in water purification — see element table

1810

First Known Use of chlorine

1810


CHLORINE Defined for English Language Learners

chlorine

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noun chlo·rine \ˈklȯr-ˌēn, -ən\

Definition of chlorine for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical that in its natural form is a greenish-yellow gas and has a strong smell


CHLORINE Defined for Kids

chlorine

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noun chlo·rine \ˈklȯr-ˌēn, -ən\

Definition of chlorine for Students

  1. :  a chemical element that is a greenish yellow irritating gas of strong odor used as a bleach and as a disinfectant to purify water


Medical Dictionary

chlorine

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noun chlo·rine \ˈklō(ə)r-ˌēn, ˈklȯ(ə)r-, -ən\

Medical Definition of chlorine

  1. :  a halogen element that is isolated as a heavy greenish yellow gas of pungent odor and is used especially as a bleach, oxidizing agent, and disinfectant in water purification—symbol Cl; see element table



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