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Definitions of chlorine

  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. A greenish yellow, heavy, poisonous gas. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A greenish gas. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. A greenish - yellow, poisonous gas, useful for bleaching and disinfecting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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Usage examples for chlorine

  1. And when the chemist puts together a volume of chlorine gas and a volume of hydrogen gas to get two volumes of hydrochloric acid gas, shall we explain the change which has taken place by a reference to the Unknowable, or shall we turn to the doctrine of atoms and their combinations? – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  2. The temptation to take a mouthful becomes well nigh irresistible, and once the bottle of sun- heated chlorine flavoured water is put to the lips, it is almost impossible to put it down before its precious contents are gone. – The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918 by F.L. Morrison
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