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a colorless, crystalline salt, NaClO, used as an oxidizing agent in matches, explosives, etc.
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A colorless crystalline compound, NaClO3, used as a bleaching and oxidizing agent and in explosives.