tetrachloride

noun
tet·​ra·​chlo·​ride | \ ˌte-trə-ˈklȯr-ˌīd How to pronounce tetrachloride (audio) \

Definition of tetrachloride

: a chloride containing four atoms of chlorine

Examples of tetrachloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to one particularly useful YouTube commenter, the substance is probably titanium tetrachloride. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch: Airplane Makes Battleship Disappear With a Smoke Screen," 5 Oct. 2020 The smoke screen is likely made from titanium tetrachloride, a corrosive liquid that reacts with air moisture. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch: Airplane Makes Battleship Disappear With a Smoke Screen," 5 Oct. 2020 Most forms of radar and infrared sensors can see straight through conventional smoke, though how imaging infrared cameras would perceive a titanium tetrachloride smokescreen is unknown. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch: Airplane Makes Battleship Disappear With a Smoke Screen," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of tetrachloride

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Tetrachloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrachloride. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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tetrachloride

noun
tet·​ra·​chlo·​ride | \ ˌte-trə-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, -ˈklȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce tetrachloride (audio) \

Medical Definition of tetrachloride

: a chloride containing four atoms of chlorine

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