Synonyms for chlorine-dioxide

1. chlorine dioxide (n.)

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


2. 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)


3. dioxide (n.)

an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule