Chlo"ride (?), n. Chem.

A binary compound of chlorine with another element or radical; as, chloride of sodium (common salt).

Chloride of ammonium, sal ammoniac. -- Chloride of lime, bleaching powder; a grayish white substance, CaOCl, used in bleaching and disinfecting; -- called more properly calcium hypochlorite. See Hypochlorous acid, under Hypochlorous. -- Mercuric chloride, corrosive sublimate.

 

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