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antichlor

[an-ti-klawr, -klohr] /ˈæn tɪˌklɔr, -ˌkloʊr/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any of various substances, especially sodium thiosulfate, used for removing excess chlorine from paper pulp, textile, fiber, etc., after bleaching.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; anti- + chlor(ine)
Related forms
antichloristic
[an-ti-klaw-ris-tik, -kloh-] /ˌæn tɪ klɔˈrɪs tɪk, -kloʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-chlor

antichlor

/ˈæntɪˌklɔː/
noun
1.
a substance used to remove chlorine from a material after bleaching or to neutralize the chlorine present
Derived Forms
antichloristic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from anti- + chlor(ine)
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