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- n. An unstable salt, NaOCl, usually stored in solution and used as a fungicide and an oxidizing bleach.
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- n. The unstable sodium salt of hypochlorous acid, NaOCl, used as a bleach and a fungicide
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- n. an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
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A textile processing plant in Mississippi State was pumping chemicals into the river, sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite and chlorine, all mixing with the river water and forming a deadly acidic cocktail.