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chlorine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Elements
chlorinechlo‧rine /ˈklɔːriːn/ noun [uncountable]  HCCa greenish-yellow gas with a strong smell that is used to keep the water in swimming pools clean. It is a chemical element: symbol Cl
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chlorineIt showed how much lead and chlorine was in it.Exposed to sun and chlorine for six to seven hours a day, they pile on anything that will protect their skin.Water treatment facilities are non-existent in the area, with chemicals such as chlorine unobtainable to stop the outbreak.They are about 8 microns in diameter and probably consist largely of chlorides, that is, of compounds containing chlorine.My eyes were stinging from the chlorine.But only a small number of cases have actually been linked to chlorine by-products.The familiar dark soured then stung with chlorine.
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