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[klawr -een, -in, klohr -]

Definition #1 for "chlorine"

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)


Definition #2 for "chlorine"

A toxic, green, gaseous chemical element (symbol Cl) with an atomic number of 17.


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