Bleaching-powder



a white powder that decomposes on contact with water and has the characteristic odor of gaseous chlorine: regarded, when dry, as a mixed calcium hypochlorite-chloride, used as a commercial bleach for wood pulp, textiles, oils, and soaps, and in laundering as a decolorizer and disinfectant.
Historical Examples

Acetylene, The Principles Of Its Generation And Use F. H. Leeds
Acetylene, The Principles Of Its Generation And Use F. H. Leeds
Electricity and Magnetism Elisha Gray
Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3 Various

noun
a white powder with the odour of chlorine, consisting of chlorinated calcium hydroxide with an approximate formula CaCl(OCl).4H2O. It is used in solution as a bleaching agent and disinfectant Also called chloride of lime, chlorinated lime

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