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  1. a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One of the elementary substances, commonly isolated as a greenish yellow gas, two and one half times as heavy as air, of an intensely disagreeable suffocating odor, and exceedingly poisonous. It is abundant in nature, the most important compound being common salt. It is powerful oxidizing, bleaching, and disinfecting agent. Symbol Cl. Atomic weight, 35.4. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A greenish-yellow, diatomic gas that is a member of the halogen family of elements. It has the atomic symbol Cl, atomic number 17, and atomic weight 70.906. It is a powerful irritant that can cause fatal pulmonary edema. Chlorine is used in manufacturing, as a reagent in synthetic chemistry, for water purification, and in the production of chlorinated lime, which is used in fabric bleaching. Medical Dictionary DB
  4. A greenish yellow, heavy, poisonous gas. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Chlorum, a greenish, irritating, gaseous element, symbol CI, atomic weight 35.46; disinfectant and bleaching in the form of calcium chloride or of chlorine water, aqua chlori. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. A deadly poisonous gas. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. A pale-green gas, with a disagreeable, suffocating odor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A greenish gas. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A greenish - yellow, poisonous gas, useful for bleaching and disinfecting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A greenish-yellow gas obtained from common salt; a powerful disinfectant and bleaching agent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A greenish-yellow gas possessing great power as a bleacher. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. One of the elementary substances, commonly isolated as a greenish yellow gas, two and one half times as heavy as air, of an intensely disagreeable suffocating odor, and exceedingly poisonous. It is abundant in nature, the most important compound being common salt (Sodium chloride). It is powerful oxidizing, bleaching, and disinfecting agent. Symbol Cl. Atomic weight, 35.4. dictgcide_fs
  13. kl[=o]'rin, n. a yellowish-green gas with a peculiar and suffocating odour.--ns. CHL[=O]'RAL, a limpid, colourless, oily liquid, with a peculiar penetrating odour, formed when anhydrous alcohol is acted on by dry chlorine gas; CHL[=O]'RALISM, the habit of using chloral, a morbid state induced by such; CHL[=O]'RATE, a salt composed of chloric acid and a base.--adj. CHL[=O]'RIC, of or from chlorine.--n. CHL[=O]'RIDE, a compound of chlorine with some other substance, as potash, soda, &c.--v.t. CHL[=O]'RIDISE, to convert into a chloride: (phot.) to cover with chloride of silver--also CHL[=O]'RIDATE.--n. CHLORIN[=A]'TION, the process of getting gold, &c., out of ore by the use of chlorine.--v.t. CHL[=O]'RINISE, to combine or otherwise treat with chlorine--also CHL[=O]'RINATE.--ns. CHL[=O]'RITE, a mineral consisting of silica, alumina, &c., in variable proportions--it is of a green colour, rather soft, and is easily scratched with a knife; CHL[=O]'RODYNE, a patent medicine containing opium, chloroform, &c., used for allaying pain and inducing sleep; CHL[=O]'ROFORM, a limpid, mobile, colourless, volatile liquid, with a characteristic odour and a strong sweetish taste, used to induce insensibility.--adj. CHL[=O]'ROID, like chlorine.--ns. CHL[=O]ROM'ETER, an instrument for measuring the bleaching powers of chloride of lime; CHL[=O]ROM'ETRY, the process of testing the decolouring power of any compound of chlorine; CHL[=O]'ROPHYL, the ordinary colouring matter of vegetation, consisting of minute soft granules in the cells; CHLOR[=O]'SIS, properly green-sickness, a peculiar form of anæmia or bloodlessness, common in young women, and connected with the disorders incident to the critical period of life.--adjs. CHL[=O]ROT'IC, pertaining to chlorosis; CHL[=O]'ROUS, full of chlorine.--CHLORIC ACID, a syrupy liquid, with faint chlorine colour and acid reaction. [Gr. chl[=o]ros, pale-green.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. So far as we know, this is an elementary substance. It is a greenish, yellow gas, of a strong suffocating smell, and disagreeable taste: incapable of maintaining combustion and respiration, and very soluble in water. One of its characteristics is, that of destroying, almost immediately, all vegetable and animal colours. It is employed in fumigations as a powerful disinfecting agent. A very dilute solution. Aqua seu Liquor Chlo'rini, Chlorin'ii Liquor (Ph. D.), Chlorin'ei aqua (Ph. E.), Chlorine water, (F.) Chlore liquide, has been administered internally, in certain cases of diarrhoea and chronic dysentery. Immersion of the hands and arms in it has often removed itch and other cutaneous affections. It has also been inhaled in a dilute state in the early stage of phthisis, but it is of doubtful efficacy, and is better adapted for chronic bronchitis. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  15. (chem.). Non-metallic element, a yellowish-green heavy ill-smelling gas. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. (Chem.) A greenish-yellow [Gr.] gas; one of the elements. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. n. [Greek] A heavy gas of greenish colour which forms a constituent of common salt, used in disinfecting and in bleaching. Cabinet Dictionary

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