chloride of lime definition

  • noun:
    • See bleaching powder.
    • bleaching powder; a grayish white substance, CaOCl2, utilized in bleaching and disinfecting; -- called much more precisely calcium hypochlorite. See Hypochlorous acid, under Hypochlorous.
    • a white dust composed of calcium hydroxide and chloride and hypochlorite and always bleach and/or disinfect

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