[klawr-eyt, -it, klohr-]
a salt of chloric acid.

1815–25; chlor-2 + -ate2 Unabridged
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chlorate (ˈklɔːˌreɪt, -rɪt)
any salt of chloric acid, containing the monovalent ion ClO3--

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chlorate chlo·rate (klôr'āt')

  1. A salt of chloric acid containing the chlorate ion.

  2. The inorganic ion ClO3-.

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chlorate   (klôr'āt')  Pronunciation Key 
A chemical compound containing the group ClO3.
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In all processes, chlorine dioxide is produced in strong acid solutions from either sodium chlorite or sodium chlorate.
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