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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-uh-hahy-drin, klohr-]
    • /ˌklɔr əˈhaɪ drɪn, ˌkloʊr-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-uh-hahy-drin, klohr-]
    • /ˌklɔr əˈhaɪ drɪn, ˌkloʊr-/

Definitions of chlorohydrin word

  • noun chlorohydrin any of a class of organic compounds containing a hydroxyl group and a chlorine atom 3
  • noun chlorohydrin a colourless unstable hygroscopic liquid that is used mainly as a solvent; 3-chloropropane-1,2-diol. Formula: CH2OHCHOHCH2Cl 3
  • noun chlorohydrin any organic compound in which a hydroxyl group of a polyhydric alcohol has been replaced by a chlorine atom; esp., a colorless liquid, ClCH2CHOHCH2OH, prepared by the reaction of hydrochloric acid with glycerol and used in the manufacture of dyes and as a solvent 3
  • noun chlorohydrin any of a class of organic chemical compounds containing a chlorine atom and a hydroxyl group, usually on adjacent carbon atoms. 1
  • noun chlorohydrin (organic chemistry) Any halohydrin in which the halogen is chlorine. 0

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Origin of chlorohydrin

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90; chloro-2 + hydr-2 + -in2

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chlorohydrin popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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