- any of various substances, especially sodium thiosulfate, used for removing excess chlorine from paper pulp, textile, fiber, etc., after bleaching.
Origin of antichlor
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- a substance used to remove chlorine from a material after bleaching or to neutralize the chlorine present
C19: from anti- + chlor (ine)
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