Definition of bleaching powder in English:

Share this entry

bleaching powder

noun

A powder containing calcium hypochlorite, used chiefly to remove color from materials.
Example sentences
  • An ophthalmic surgeon, Mohan Rajan, explains that bleaching powder is nothing but alkali, and it penetrates the external layers of the eyeball and results in the total opacity of the cornea.
  • In India alone it has already distributed 6,000 water storage tanks, 32 million tonnes of bleaching powder and three million chlorine tablets.
  • The filtered water is then treated with bleaching powder to get rid of bacterial impurities.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bleach·ing pow·der

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.