Definitions

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

  • noun Univalent anionic chlorine, or a compound of chlorine, especially a binary compound of chlorine with a more electropositive element.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See chlorid.

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

  • noun (Chem.) A binary compound of chlorine with another element or radical.
  • noun sal ammoniac.
  • noun bleaching powder; a grayish white substance, CaOCl2, used in bleaching and disinfecting; -- called more properly calcium hypochlorite. See Hypochlorous acid, under Hypochlorous.
  • noun corrosive sublimate.

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

  • noun chemistry any salt of hydrochloric acid, such as sodium chloride, or any binary compound of chlorine and another element or radical

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any compound containing a chlorine atom
  • noun any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion)

Etymologies

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chlor(ine) + -ide

Examples

  • "Baric chloride" required 20.0 c.c. 20.0 c.c. 19.7 c.c. _Ammonic chloride_ added 0 gram 5 grams 10 grams

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

  • "Baric chloride" required 20.0 c.c. 20.0 c.c. 19.5 c.c. _Calcic chloride_ added 0 gram 1 gram 2 grams 5 grams

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

  • One of the most damning indictments of lethal injections as a means of capital punishment came from a 2005 article in The Lancet, which found that 43% of inmates undergoing lethal injection may be conscious when the fatal and excruciatingly painful dose of potassium chloride is delivered, due to insufficient doses of the anesthetic sodium thiopental.

    Nature Versus Nurturing the Death Penalty

  • This became, after subsequent experiment, a tin chloride mordant for the coloring material cochineal.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • One of the most damning indictments of lethal injections as a means of capital punishment came from a 2005 article in The Lancet, which found that 43% of inmates undergoing lethal injection may be conscious when the fatal and excruciatingly painful dose of potassium chloride is delivered, due to insufficient doses of the anesthetic sodium thiopental.

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  • Indeed, the error in the latter was partly responsible for that in the former: for Stas, because of an unsuspected impurity in his silver had obtained less silver chloride from a specimen of the metal than really should have been produced by it.

    Theodore W. Richards - Nobel Lecture

  • Sufficient sodium chloride is added to make the solution isotonic.

    Frederick G. Banting - Nobel Lecture

  • The word chloride can also refer to a chemical compound in which one or more chlorine atoms are covalently bonded in the molecule.

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  • 5 Pont's experimentation with other solutions included the addition of tin chloride and spirit of vitriol and such typical dye assistants as alum and urine; each new chemical combination required adjustments to the dye formula. reference reference Another group of experiments used a pressure device (a marmite à Papin) to extract coloring essence.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • A new report from healthystuff.org, produced by the Michigan-based Ecology Center, found high cadmium levels in 48% of toys tested and 78% were made with PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, which is often contaminated with lead.

    Smart Mama Jennifer Taggart aims to get the lead out of toys

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