Definition of perborate in English:


Syllabification: per·bo·rate
Pronunciation: /pərˈbôrˌāt


  • A salt that is an oxidized borate containing a peroxide linkage, especially a sodium salt of this kind used as a bleach.
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    • Sodium chlorite, hypochlorite, perborate, and peroxide are used to bleach paper, cotton, and rayon.
    • Of the peroxy type bleaches, sodium perborate is the least expensive.
    • These solid bleaches contain ingredients like perborate or percarbonate - compounds that react in water to release hydrogen peroxide.

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