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chlorate

[klawr-eyt, -it, klohr-]
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noun
  1. a salt of chloric acid.
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Origin of chlorate

First recorded in 1815–25; chlor-2 + -ate2
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Historical Examples

  • This composition is simply a mixture of phosphorus, glue, and chlorate of potash.

    The Story of a Tinder-box

    Charles Meymott Tidy

  • Finally he dipped the end of one of the sticks into sulphur and then into the chlorate.

  • He observed that some of the chlorate remained on the stick.

  • The iron mortar containing the phosphorus and chlorate of potash.

  • The chlorate of lime is dissolved in 10 parts of water and filtered.


British Dictionary definitions for chlorate

chlorate

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

chlorate

(klôrāt′)
n.
  1. A salt of chloric acid containing the chlorate ion.
  2. The inorganic ion ClO3-.
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chlorate in Science

chlorate

[klôrāt′]
  1. A chemical compound containing the group ClO3.
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