from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A weak, unstable acid, HOCl, occurring only in solution and used as a bleach, an oxidizer, a deodorant, and a disinfectant.
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- n. a weak, unstable acid, HOCl, known only in solution; it is made by the action of chlorine on water and, along with its salts, the hypochlorites, is used as a household bleach
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an acid derived from chlorine, not known in a pure state, but forming various salts, called hypochlorites.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a weak unstable acid known only in solution and in its salts; used as a bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent
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