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chlordecone

chlor·de·cone
C c

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-di-kohn, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr dɪˌkoʊn, ˈkloʊr-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-di-kohn, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr dɪˌkoʊn, ˈkloʊr-/

Definitions of chlordecone word

  • noun chlordecone a highly toxic pesticide, C 10 H 10 O, causing nerve damage in humans, that is believed to contaminate waterways: no longer widely used. 1
  • noun chlordecone The pesticide kepone. 0

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Origin of chlordecone

First appearance:

before 1970
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1970-75; chlor-2 + dec- + (ket)one

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Parts of speech for Chlordecone

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

chlordecone popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use 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.

chlordecone usage trend in Literature

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