potassium chloride


potassium chloride
noun
salt of potassium (KCl) (trade names K-Dur 20, Kaochlor and K-lor and Klorvess and K-lyte); taken in tablet form to treat potassium deficiency
Syn:
Usage Domain: ↑trade name, ↑brand name, ↑brand, ↑marque
Hypernyms: ↑chloride

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noun
: a crystalline salt KCl occurring as the mineral sylvite in carnallite and in natural waters and used chiefly as a fertilizer and in making other potassium compounds

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Chem.
a white or colorless, crystalline, water-soluble solid, KCl, used chiefly in the manufacture of fertilizers and mineral water, and as a source of other potassium compounds.
[1880-85]

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potassium chloride noun
A crystalline substance used as a fertilizer and in photographic processing
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Main Entry:potassium

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potassium chloride,
a colorless or white, crystalline compound obtained chiefly from carnallite, used in fertilizers and explosives. Formula: KCl

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