hydrogen peroxide


noun

a colorless, unstable, oily liquid, H2O2, an aqueous solution of which is used chiefly as an antiseptic and a bleaching agent.

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Origin of hydrogen peroxide

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrogen peroxide

hydrogen peroxide

noun

a colourless oily unstable liquid, usually used in aqueous solution. It is a strong oxidizing agent used as a bleach for textiles, wood pulp, hair, etc, and as an oxidizer in rocket fuels. Formula: H 2 O 2
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Medical definitions for hydrogen peroxide

hydrogen peroxide

n.

A colorless, heavy, strongly oxidizing liquid capable of reacting explosively with combustibles and used principally in aqueous solution as a mild antiseptic, a bleaching agent, an oxidizing agent, and a laboratory reagent.hydroperoxide
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Scientific definitions for hydrogen peroxide

hydrogen peroxide

A colorless, dense liquid, that is often used as a bleach or is diluted with water for use as an antiseptic. Chemical formula: H2O2.
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