hydrochloride

noun

hy·​dro·​chlo·​ride ˌhī-drə-ˈklȯr-ˌīd How to pronounce hydrochloride (audio)
: a chemical complex composed of an organic base (such as an alkaloid) in association with hydrogen chloride

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the weeks leading up to the experiment, the hamsters had been provided two tubes: one held sweet, delicious sugar water, while on the other of the enclosure, the other held an unpalatable liquid called quinine hydrochloride. K. N. Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2015 Active ingredients: Hydrocortisone and pramoxine hydrochloride Ditch the itch with Vetnique Labs Dermabliss Anti-Itch & Allergy Relief Spray. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 19 Oct. 2022 The best joint supplements contain ingredients like glucosamine hydrochloride, Omega-3, chondroitin, and other essential compounds that can boost cartilage regeneration. Dallas News, 4 Oct. 2022 The city was responding to a situation in Florida where a hacker broke into a system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 6 Apr. 2022 The city was responding to a situation in Florida where a hacker broke into a system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 6 Apr. 2022 The city was responding to a situation in Florida where a hacker broke into a system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 6 Apr. 2022 The city was responding to a situation in Florida where a hacker broke into a system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 6 Apr. 2022 The city was responding to a situation in Florida where a hacker broke into a system for a countywide water facility and changed the mix of hydrochloride in the water. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 6 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrochloride was in 1826

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“Hydrochloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrochloride. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

hydrochloride

noun
hy·​dro·​chlo·​ride -ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, -ˈklȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce hydrochloride (audio)
: a salt of hydrochloric acid with an organic base used especially as a vehicle for the administration of a drug
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