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noun Chemistry.
a colorless, water-soluble solid, NaClO3, cool and salty to the taste, used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives and matches, as a textile mordant, and as an oxidizing and bleaching agent.
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Origin of sodium chlorate

First recorded in 1880–85
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sodium chlorate

noun
a colourless crystalline soluble compound used as a bleaching agent, weak antiseptic, and weedkiller. Formula: NaClO 3
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