Bleaching liquor

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An aqueous solution of a bleaching agent, such as sodium hypochlorite or calcium hypochlorite. Liquid chlorine bleaches were introduced about 1925. See for example javelle water, or Clorox®.

Synonyms and Related Terms

javelle water; eau de javel; Clorox; liquified chlorine


  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969

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