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A colorless crystalline compound, NaClO3, used as a bleaching and oxidizing agent and in explosives.
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline soluble compound used as a bleaching agent, weak antiseptic, and weedkiller. Formula: NaClO3
a colorless water-soluble solid, NaClO3, used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives and matches, as a textile mordant, and as an oxidizing and bleaching agent.