Synonyms for chlorine |

Synonyms for chlorine

1. chlorine (n.)

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)


2. chlorine water (n.)

an aqueous solution of chlorine used as a bleaching agent


3. chlorine dioxide (n.)

an explosive gas (ClO2) used chiefly in bleaching paper or starch or soap or flour and in water purification