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{n: Clorox} a commercial bleaching agent

{n: bleaching agent, bleach, blanching agent, whitener} an agent that makes things white or colorless

{n: bleach} the act of whitening something by bleaching it (exposing it to sunlight or using a chemical bleaching agent)

{n: calcium hypochlorite} any hypochlorite of calcium; used as a bleaching agent

{n: chlorine water} an aqueous solution of chlorine used as a bleaching agent

{n: chlorine, Cl, atomic number 17} a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)

{n: hydrogen peroxide, peroxide} a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used as a disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels

{n: hypochlorous acid} a weak unstable acid known only in solution and in its salts; used as a bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent

{n: potassium chlorate} a white salt (KClO3) used in matches, fireworks, and explosives; also used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent

{n: potassium permanganate, permanganate of potash} a poisonous salt that forms dark purple crystals and is purple-red when dissolved in water; used as an oxidizing and bleaching agent and as a disinfectant and antiseptic

{n: sodium hypochlorite} an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant

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