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- noun A clear, colorless, fuming, poisonous, highly acidic aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride, HCl, used as a chemical intermediate and in petroleum production, ore reduction, food processing, pickling, and metal cleaning. It is found in the stomach.
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- noun inorganic chemistry A
strongacid made by dissolvingthe gas, hydrogen chloride, in water. It reactswith alkalis, basesand many metalsto form chlorides; it has many industrial applications.
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- noun an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride; a strongly corrosive acid
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