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Meaning of zinc chloride

zinc' chlo'ride

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, deliquescent, water-soluble, poisonous solid, ZnCl, used chiefly as a wood preservative, as a disinfectant and antiseptic, and in the manufacture of vulcanized fiber, parchment paper, and soldering fluxes.
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