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potassium hydroxide

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A caustic white solid, KOH, used as a bleach and in the manufacture of soaps, dyes, alkaline batteries, and many potassium compounds. Also called caustic potash, lye, potash.

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  • n. The alkaline base KOH, once known as caustic potash; it has a number of industrial uses, including the manufacture of bleach

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

  • n. a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry

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