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Meaning of CHLORINE

Pronunciation:  'klowreen

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  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)

CHLORINE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: atomic number 17, Cl
 See Also: chemical element, common salt, element, gas, halogen, radiochlorine, sodium chloride



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chlo"rine\, n. [Gr. ? pale green, greenish yellow. So
named from its color. See {Yellow}.] (Chem.)
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.

{Chlorine family}, the elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine,
   and iodine, called the {halogens}, and classed together
   from their common peculiarities.