Etymology
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chloride (n.)

"compound of chlorine and another element," 1812, coined by Sir Humphry Davy from chlorine + -ide on the analogy of oxide.

updated on September 23, 2020

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Definitions of chloride from WordNet

chloride (n.)
any compound containing a chlorine atom;
chloride (n.)
any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion);
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