Meaning of potassium hydroxide

potas'sium hydrox'ide

Pronunciation: [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, deliquescent, water-soluble solid, KOH, usually in the form of lumps, sticks, or pellets, that upon solution in water generates heat: used chiefly in the manufacture of soap, as a laboratory reagent, and as a caustic. Also called
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