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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or containing chlorine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or containing chlorin; specifically, containing chlorin in smaller proportion than chlorous compounds.
  • A name given to spirits of chloroform, consisting of chloroform 1 part, alcohol 9 parts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, or obtained from, chlorine; -- said of those compounds of chlorine in which this element has a valence of five, or the next to its highest.
  • adjective (Chem.) ethylene dichloride. See Dutch liquid, under Dutch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective chemistry Of a compound, containing chlorine with a higher oxidation number than equivalent chlorous compounds; especially having an oxidation number of 5

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