[ klawr-ahyd, -id, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, ˈkloʊr- /


a salt of hydrochloric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is chlorine, as sodium chloride, NaCl.
a compound containing chlorine, as methyl chloride, CH3Cl.


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Origin of chloride

First recorded in 1805–15; chlor-2 + -ide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for chloride

/ (ˈklɔːraɪd) /


any salt of hydrochloric acid, containing the chloride ion Cl
any compound containing a chlorine atom, such as methyl chloride (chloromethane), CH 3 Cl

Derived forms of chloride

chloridic (kləˈrɪdɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for chloride

[ klôrīd′ ]


A binary compound of chlorine.

Other words from chloride

chlo•ridic (klə-rĭdĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for chloride

[ klôrīd′ ]

A compound, such as ammonium chloride, containing chlorine and another element or radical.
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