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bleaching powder

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Definition of bleaching powder in English:

noun

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

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