per borate

perborate

[per-bawr-eyt, -bohr-]
noun Chemistry.
a salt of perboric acid, as sodium perborate, NaBO 3 ⋅4H 2 O, used for bleaching, disinfecting, etc.


Origin:
1880–85; per- + borate

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perborate (pəˈbɔːreɪt)
 
n
See sodium perborate any of certain salts derived, or apparently derived, from perboric acid. Perborates are used as bleaches in washing powders

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