hy·​po·​chlo·​rite ˌhī-pə-ˈklȯr-ˌīt How to pronounce hypochlorite (audio)
: a salt or ester of hypochlorous acid

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There are different kinds of chlorine sanitizers available, including cal hypo, dichlor, gaseous chlorine, liquid chlorine, lithium hypochlorite, and trichlor. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 29 Apr. 2023 Price at time of publish: $44 Star ingredients: Sodium hypochlorite, aloe barbadensis leaf, jojoba seed oil, apple cider vinegar | Skin type: Balanced, normal, dry, sensitive | Size: 4.05 oz. Dhara Patel, Peoplemag, 21 Apr. 2023 Sodium hypochlorite helps disinfect sewage. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Aug. 2022 That solution is diluted at a ratio of one gallon of hypochlorite to nine gallons of water. Gary Warth, sandiegouniontribune.com, 29 Sep. 2017 The substance released was a kind of liquid bleach, sodium hypochlorite, which Beyerstedt described as much stronger than regular household bleach. CBS News, 10 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypochlorite was circa 1849

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“Hypochlorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypochlorite. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


hy·​po·​chlo·​rite ˌhī-pə-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīt, -ˈklȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce hypochlorite (audio)
: a salt or ester of hypochlorous acid

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