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potassium chlorate

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white or colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, KClO 3 , used chiefly as an oxidizing agent in the manufacture of explosives, fireworks, matches, bleaches, and disinfectants.
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1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for potassium chlorate

potassium chlorate

noun
1.
a white crystalline soluble substance used in fireworks, matches, and explosives, and as a disinfectant and bleaching agent. Formula: KClO3
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potassium chlorate in Medicine

potassium chlorate n.
A poisonous crystalline compound used as an oxidizing agent and a disinfectant.

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