[klawr-ahyd, -id, klohr-]
- 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.
Origin of chloride
First recorded in 1805–15; chlor-2
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Examples from the Web for chloride
Historical Examples of chloride
They walked him between them back to the door and Chloride and Sinclair went in.
The iron must be filed clean and then brushed with chloride of zinc solution.
It is then painted with chloride of zinc and soldered with the bit.
The use of chloride of zinc is practically essential in this case.
The most satisfactory of these substances is chloride of calcium .
British Dictionary definitions for chloride
Derived Formschloridic (kləˈrɪdɪk), adjective
- any salt of hydrochloric acid, containing the chloride ion Cl –
- any compound containing a chlorine atom, such as methyl chloride (chloromethane), CH 3 Cl
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Word Origin and History for chloride
"compound of chlorine and another element," 1812, coined by Sir Humphrey Davy (1778-1829) from chlorine + -ide on the analogy of oxide.
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Related formschlo•rid′ic (klə-rĭd′ĭk) adj.
- A binary compound of chlorine.
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- A compound, such as ammonium chloride, containing chlorine and another element or radical.
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