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- noun A caustic white deliquescent solid, KOH, used as a bleach and in the manufacture of soaps, dyes, alkaline batteries, and many potassium compounds.
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- noun inorganic chemistry The
alkaline baseKOH, once known as caustic potash; it has a number of industrial uses, including the manufacture of bleach
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- noun a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry
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