antichlor

[an-ti-klawr, -klohr]

noun Chemistry.

any of various substances, especially sodium thiosulfate, used for removing excess chlorine from paper pulp, textile, fiber, etc., after bleaching.

Nearby words

  1. anticathexis,
  2. anticathode,
  3. anticavity,
  4. anticensorship,
  5. anticenter,
  6. antichoice,
  7. anticholinergic,
  8. anticholinesterase,
  9. antichrist,
  10. antichristian

Origin of antichlor

First recorded in 1865–70; anti- + chlor(ine)

Related formsan·ti·chlo·ris·tic [an-ti-klaw-ris-tik, -kloh-] /ˌæn tɪ klɔˈrɪs tɪk, -kloʊ-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for antichlor

antichlor

noun

a substance used to remove chlorine from a material after bleaching or to neutralize the chlorine present
Derived Formsantichloristic, adjective

Word Origin for antichlor

C19: from anti- + chlor (ine)

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