chlorine

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Chemical element
Cl
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EtymologyEdit

Coined by British chemist Humphry Davy in 1810 from Ancient Greek χλωρός (khlōrós, pale green) + -ine.

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chlorine (usually uncountable, plural chlorines)

  1. A toxic, green, gaseous chemical element (symbol Cl) with an atomic number of 17.
    Synonym: (when used as a food additive) E925
    Hypernym: halogen
  2. (countable) A single atom of this element.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English chlorine.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌxloːˈri.nə/
  • Hyphenation: chlo‧ri‧ne
  • Rhymes: -inə

NounEdit

chlorine f (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) chlorine
    Synonyms: chloor, zoutstof