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chlorate

[ klawr-eyt, -it, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr eɪt, -ɪt, ˈkloʊr- /
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noun
a salt of chloric acid.
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Origin of chlorate

First recorded in 1815–25; chlor-2 + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for chlorate

chlorate
/ (ˈklɔːˌreɪt, -rɪt) /

noun
any salt of chloric acid, containing the monovalent ion ClO 3
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Medical definitions for chlorate

chlorate
[ klôrāt′ ]

n.
A salt of chloric acid containing the chlorate ion.
The inorganic ion ClO3-.
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Scientific definitions for chlorate

chlorate
[ klôrāt′ ]

A chemical compound containing the group ClO3.
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