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[klawr-ahyd, -id, klohr-] /ˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, ˈkloʊr-/
a salt of hydrochloric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is chlorine, as sodium chloride, NaCl.
a compound containing chlorine, as methyl chloride, CH 3 Cl.
Origin of chloride
1805-15; chlor-2 + -ide Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chloride
  • The matter at hand was a proposal to ban the purchase of polyvinyl chloride products using city funds.
  • The sodium and chloride ions in salt water conduct electricity.
  • Salt is made of two ions: positively charged sodium and negatively charged chloride.
  • If inundated by chloride ions, as a result of corrosion by salt water, their conductivity increases.
  • It plans to eliminate one more-polyvinyl chloride-from new computer models this year.
  • The inhibitory aspect occurs due to a hyperpolarization of neurons, secondary to an influx of chloride ions.
  • chloride is one of the hypothesized intermediates, and there are chloride-specific electrodes on the market.
  • Mix water and calcium chloride together until the calcium chloride dissolves and set the strainer in the water bowl.
  • Seawater is a lot more complex than a simple solution of water and sodium chloride.
  • chloride and conductivity probes sense the same flow stream at the rear of the vehicle.
British Dictionary definitions for chloride


any salt of hydrochloric acid, containing the chloride ion Cl
any compound containing a chlorine atom, such as methyl chloride (chloromethane), CH3Cl
Derived Forms
chloridic (kləˈrɪdɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for chloride

"compound of chlorine and another element," 1812, coined by Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829) from chlorine + -ide on the analogy of oxide.

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chloride in Medicine

chloride chlo·ride (klôr'īd')
A binary compound of chlorine.

chlo·rid'ic (klə-rĭd'ĭk) adj.
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chloride in Science
A compound, such as ammonium chloride, containing chlorine and another element or radical.
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