chlorine

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Chemical element
Cl
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Coined by British chemist Humphry Davy in 1810 from Ancient Greek χλωρός (khlōrós, pale green) + -ine.

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chlorine (usually uncountable, plural chlorines)

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  1. A toxic, green, gaseous chemical element (symbol Cl) with an atomic number of 17.
    Synonym: E925 (when used as a food additive)
    Hypernym: halogen
  2. (countable) A single atom of this element.

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