- A toxic and highly corrosive chemical used to make soap, in bleaching, and as a paint remover. It is used in small amounts as a food additive and in the preparation of some drugs.
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Potassium hydroxide — Potassium hydroxide … Wikipedia
potassium hydroxide — n a white deliquescent solid KOH that dissolves in water with much heat to form a strongly alkaline liquid and that is used as a powerful caustic and in the making of pharmaceuticals called also caustic potash * * * [NF] an alkalizer used in… … Medical dictionary
potassium hydroxide — n. a white, crystalline salt or deliquescent solid, KOH, used in the manufacture of soap, glass, etc.: it is a very strong alkali and absorbs carbon dioxide from the air … English World dictionary
potassium hydroxide — kalio hidroksidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė KOH atitikmenys: angl. potassium hydroxide rus. едкий калий; калия гидрокись ryšiai: sinonimas – kalio šarmas … Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas
potassium hydroxide — noun a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry • Syn: ↑potash, ↑caustic potash • Hypernyms: ↑hydroxide, ↑hydrated oxide, ↑lye … Useful english dictionary
potassium hydroxide — Chem. 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… … Universalium
potassium hydroxide — noun Date: 1869 a white deliquescent solid KOH that dissolves in water with much heat to form a strongly alkaline and caustic liquid and is used chiefly in making soap and as a reagent … New Collegiate Dictionary
potassium hydroxide — noun The alkaline base KOH, once known as caustic potash; it has a number of industrial uses, including the manufacture of bleach … Wiktionary
potassium hydroxide — n. KOH, caustic potash, toxic and very corrosive white chemical (used in the soap and bleach industry) … English contemporary dictionary
potassium hydroxide — noun a strongly alkaline white deliquescent compound used in many industrial processes, e.g. soap manufacture. [KOH.] … English new terms dictionary
potassium hydroxide — potas′sium hydrox′ide n. chem. a white, deliquescent, water soluble solid, KOthat upon solution in water generates heat: used chiefly in the manufacture of soap, as a reagent, and as a caustic • Etymology: 1880–85 … From formal English to slang