Definition of bleaching powder in English:

bleaching powder

Line breaks: bleach|ing pow¦der

noun

[mass noun]
  • A powder containing calcium hypochlorite, used chiefly to remove colour from materials.
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    • 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.

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