from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white deliquescent compound, CaCl2, used chiefly as a drying agent, refrigerant, and preservative and for controlling dust and ice on roads.
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- n. The calcium salt of hydrochloric acid, CaCl2; used as a drying agent and to melt ice on roads.
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- n. a deliquescent salt; used in de-icing and as a drying agent
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