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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-deyn, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr deɪn, ˈkloʊr-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-deyn, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr deɪn, ˈkloʊr-/

Definitions of chlordane word

  • noun chlordane a white insoluble toxic solid existing in several isomeric forms and usually used, as an insecticide, in the form of a brown impure liquid. Formula: C10H6Cl8 3
  • noun chlordane a chlorinated, highly poisonous, volatile oil, C10H6Cl8, formerly used as an insecticide 3
  • noun chlordane a colorless, viscous, water-insoluble, toxic liquid, C 10 H 6 Cl 8 , used as an insecticide. 1
  • noun chlordane insecticide 1
  • noun chlordane (organic chemistry) A very toxic chlorinated polycyclic hydrocarbon once used as an insecticide. 0

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Origin of chlordane

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
1945-50; chlor-2 + (in)dane an oily cyclic hydrocarbon, equivalent to ind- + -ane

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chlordane popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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