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1. An unstable colorless liquid, NH2Cl, used in making hydrazine and as a chlorine source for water treatment.
2. Any of several aromatic sulfonamide salts containing chlorine, used medicinally as antiseptics.
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1. (Elements & Compounds) an unstable colourless liquid with a pungent odour, made by the reaction of sodium hypochlorite and ammonia. Formula: NH2Cl
2. (Elements & Compounds) any compound produced by replacing hydrogen atoms in an azo or amine group with chlorine atoms
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chlo•ra•mine(ˈklɔr əˌmin, ˈkloʊr-, klɔˈræm in, kloʊ-)
any of a class of compounds obtained by replacing a hydrogen atom of an =NH or −NH2 group with chlorine.
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|Noun||1.||chloramine - any of several compounds containing chlorine and nitrogen; used as an antiseptic in wounds|
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
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