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[per-klawr-eyt, -klohr-] /pərˈklɔr eɪt, -ˈkloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry
a salt or ester of perchloric acid, as potassium perchlorate, KClO 4 .
Origin of perchlorate
1820-30; per- + chlorate Unabridged
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Examples from the web for perchlorate
  • Limits on toxic perchlorate to be set for tap water.
  • perchlorate is a naturally occurring salt that is also a component of rocket fuel and fireworks.
  • AE: the only large scale use of perchlorate is as an oxidizer for solid propellants.
  • perchlorate generally leaves these organs in a few hours.
  • Commonly asked questions about perchlorate in drinking water.
British Dictionary definitions for perchlorate


any salt or ester of perchloric acid. Perchlorate salts contain the ion ClO4
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perchlorate in Medicine

perchlorate per·chlo·rate (pər-klôr'āt')
An ester or salt of perchloric acid.

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perchlorate in Science
A salt of perchloric acid, containing the group ClO4.
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