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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A corrosive, colorless liquid, HBrO3, found only in aqueous solution, used as an oxidant and in making dyes and pharmaceuticals.

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  • noun inorganic chemistry A corrosive colourless liquid, HBrO3; it is a powerful oxidizing agent, and is used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and some dyes; it reacts with bases to form bromates.

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  • noun an unstable acid used as an oxidizing agent

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