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A flammable white granular solid, C14H10O4, used as a bleaching agent for flour and lipids, as a drying agent, as a polymerization catalyst, and in pharmaceuticals.
a white, crystalline, explosive solid, C7H5O4, used esp. as a bleach and in the treatment of acne.
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|Noun||1.||benzoyl peroxide - a white crystalline peroxide used in bleaching (flour or oils or fats) and as a catalyst for free radical reactions|
peroxide - an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-