hydrochloride

noun
hy·​dro·​chlo·​ride | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈklȯr-ˌīd How to pronounce hydrochloride (audio) \

Definition of hydrochloride

: a chemical complex composed of an organic base (such as an alkaloid) in association with hydrogen chloride

Examples of hydrochloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a situation in Florida in February, a hacker broke into the system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 May 2021 In a situation in Florida in February, a hacker broke into the system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 May 2021 In a situation in Florida in February, a hacker broke into the system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 May 2021 In a situation in Florida in February, a hacker broke into the system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 May 2021 Sure enough, some due diligence leads me to an anxiety-producing discovery: Oxymetazoline hydrochloride is in fact the same active ingredient in over-the-counter nasal spray. Jancee Dunn, Vogue, 12 Mar. 2021 In a situation in Florida in February, a hacker broke into the system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 May 2021 In a situation in Florida in February, a hacker broke into the system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 10 May 2021 Narcan, medically known as naloxone hydrochloride, does not contain opioids and cannot cause an overdose. Dallas News, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of hydrochloride

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrochloride was in 1826

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Dictionary Entries Near hydrochloride

hydrochloric acid

hydrochloride

hydrochlorinate

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9 Sep 2021

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“Hydrochloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrochloride. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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hydrochloride

noun
hy·​dro·​chlo·​ride | \ -ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, -ˈklȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce hydrochloride (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrochloride

: a salt of hydrochloric acid with an organic base used especially as a vehicle for the administration of a drug

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