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chloride of lime

  1. bleaching powder.
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Origin of chloride of lime

First recorded in 1820–30
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Historical Examples of chloride of lime

  • Was it permissible to describe the smell of chloride-of-lime in the trenches, or would that discourage recruiting?

    Now It Can Be Told

    Philip Gibbs

  • But I discovered, before he came, that she had gotten too close a whiff of the chloride-of-lime bag, and it nauseated her.

  • If necessary, chloride-of-lime solution should be injected into the tissues around the wound.

British Dictionary definitions for chloride of lime

chloride of lime

chlorinated lime

  1. another name for bleaching powder
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