[klawr-eyt, -it, klohr-]

Origin of chlorate

First recorded in 1815–25; chlor-2 + -ate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for chlorate


  1. any salt of chloric acid, containing the monovalent ion ClO 3
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chlorate in Medicine


  1. A salt of chloric acid containing the chlorate ion.
  2. The inorganic ion ClO3-.
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chlorate in Science


  1. A chemical compound containing the group ClO3.
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