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A poisonous white or colorless solid, KClO3, used as an oxidizing agent, a bleach, and a disinfectant and in making explosives, matches, and fireworks.
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(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline soluble substance used in fireworks, matches, and explosives, and as a disinfectant and bleaching agent. Formula: KClO3
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a white or colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, KClO3, used chiefly as an oxidizing agent in the manufacture of fireworks, matches, bleaches, and disinfectants.
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|Noun||1.||potassium chlorate - a white salt (KClO3) used in matches, fireworks, and explosives; also used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent|
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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