sodium hypochlorite

Definitions of sodium hypochlorite
  1. noun
    an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
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    Javel water, Javelle water, eau de Javelle
    an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite
    type of:
    antimicrobial, antimicrobic, disinfectant, germicide
    an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
    any salt or ester of hypochlorous acid
    blanching agent, bleach, bleaching agent, whitener
    an agent that makes things white or colorless
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