hydrogen per oxide

hydrogen peroxide

noun
a colorless, unstable, oily liquid, H 2 O 2 , an aqueous solution of which is used chiefly as an antiseptic and a bleaching agent.

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1870–75

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hydrogen peroxide
 
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a colourless oily unstable liquid, usually used in aqueous solution. It is a strong oxidizing agent used as a bleach for textiles, wood pulp, hair, etc, and as an oxidizer in rocket fuels. Formula: H2O2

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hydrogen peroxide n.
A colorless, heavy, strongly oxidizing liquid capable of reacting explosively with combustibles and used principally in aqueous solution as a mild antiseptic, a bleaching agent, an oxidizing agent, and a laboratory reagent. Also called hydroperoxide.

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hydrogen peroxide  
A colorless, dense liquid, that is often used as a bleach or is diluted with water for use as an antiseptic. Chemical formula: H2O2.
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