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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klawr-ahyd, -id, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, ˈkloʊr-/
    • /ˈklɔː.raɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-ahyd, -id, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr aɪd, -ɪd, ˈkloʊr-/

Definitions of chloride word

  • variable noun chloride Chloride is a chemical compound of chlorine and another substance. 3
  • noun chloride any salt of hydrochloric acid, containing the chloride ion Cl– 3
  • noun chloride any compound containing a chlorine atom, such as methyl chloride (chloromethane), CH3Cl 3
  • noun chloride a compound in which chlorine is combined with any of certain other elements or with a radical 3
  • noun chloride a salt of hydrochloric acid consisting of two elements, one of which is chlorine, as sodium chloride, NaCl. 1
  • noun chloride a compound containing chlorine, as methyl chloride, CH 3 Cl. 1

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Origin of chloride

First appearance:

before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
First recorded in 1805-15; chlor-2 + -ide

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Parts of speech for Chloride


chloride popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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