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- noun A weak, unstable acid, HOCl, occurring only as a greenish-yellow aqueous solution and used as a bleach, oxidizer, deodorant, and disinfectant.
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- noun chemistry a
weak, unstableacid, HOCl, known only in solution; it is made by the action of chlorineon waterand, along with its salts, the hypochlorites, is used as a household bleach
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- noun a weak unstable acid known only in solution and in its salts; used as a bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent
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