chlorine

noun
chlo·​rine | \ ˈklȯr-ˌēn How to pronounce chlorine (audio) , -ən\

Definition of chlorine

: 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 Chemical Elements Table

First Known Use of chlorine

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chlorine was in 1810

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chlorine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chlorine

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

chlorine

noun
chlo·​rine | \ ˈklȯr-ˌēn How to pronounce chlorine (audio) , -ən\

Kids Definition of chlorine

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

chlorine

noun
chlo·​rine | \ ˈklō(ə)r-ˌēn, ˈklȯ(ə)r-, -ən How to pronounce chlorine (audio) \

Medical Definition of chlorine

: 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 Chemical Elements Table

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