hydrogen chloride

noun

Definition of hydrogen chloride

: a colorless pungent poisonous gas HCl that fumes in moist air and yields hydrochloric acid when dissolved in water

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Recent Examples on the Web Toxic gases: Volcanoes also release toxic gasses, such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen chloride. Maya Wei-haas, National Geographic, "Volcano Safety Tips," 20 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of hydrogen chloride

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrogen chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrogen%20chloride. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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hydrogen chloride

noun

Medical Definition of hydrogen chloride

: a colorless pungent poisonous gas HCl that fumes in moist air and yields hydrochloric acid when dissolved in water

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