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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-uh-pik-rin, -pahy-krin, klohr-]
    • /ˌklɔr əˈpɪk rɪn, -ˈpaɪ krɪn, ˌkloʊr-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-uh-pik-rin, -pahy-krin, klohr-]
    • /ˌklɔr əˈpɪk rɪn, -ˈpaɪ krɪn, ˌkloʊr-/

Definitions of chloropicrin word

  • noun chloropicrin a colourless insoluble toxic lachrymatory liquid used as a pesticide and a tear gas; nitrotrichloromethane. Formula: CCl3NO2 3
  • noun chloropicrin a colorless liquid, CCl3NO2, prepared by treating chloroform with concentrated nitric acid, and used in chemical warfare as a poison gas, and in insecticides, fungicides, etc. 3
  • noun chloropicrin a colorless, somewhat oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, CCl 3 NO 2 , that causes lachrymation and headache: used as an insecticide, a fungicide, in organic synthesis, and as a war gas. 1
  • noun chloropicrin (organic chemistry) The chlorinated derivative of nitromethane CCl3NO2 that is used as a pesticide and tear gas. 0

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Origin of chloropicrin

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90; chloro-2 + picr(ic acid) + -in2

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chloropicrin popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 66% 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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