hy·​po·​chlo·​rite | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈklȯr-ˌīt How to pronounce hypochlorite (audio) \

Definition of hypochlorite

: a salt or ester of hypochlorous acid

Examples of hypochlorite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of hypochlorite

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hypochlorite was circa 1849

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hypochlorous acid

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“Hypochlorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypochlorite. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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hy·​po·​chlo·​rite | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīt, -ˈklȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce hypochlorite (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypochlorite

: a salt or ester of hypochlorous acid

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