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Meaning & Definition of Chlorine in English

English

Chlorine

/klɔrin/

noun

1. A common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens

  • Best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas
  • Used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
  • Occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)
    synonym:
  • chlorine
  • ,
  • Cl
  • ,
  • atomic number 17

Examples of using

There's a chance that tap water may contain harmful substances like chlorine and lead.