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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In chem., applied to an acid (HCIO) having marked bleaching properties, obtained in solution by distilling bleaching-powder with dilute nitric acid. It is the active principle of bleaching-powder.

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

  • adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, chlorine having a valence lower than in chlorous compounds.
  • adjective (Chem.) an acid derived from chlorine, not known in a pure state, but forming various salts, called hypochlorites.

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

  • adjective chemistry Pertaining to or derived from chlorine having a valence lower than in chlorous compounds.

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