One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A powder containing calcium hypochlorite, used chiefly to remove colour from materials.
- ‘He said the department had already made available bleaching powder to those concerned.’
- ‘Put one teaspoon of the bleaching powder in the bottle 600 ml of water.’
- ‘In India alone it has already distributed 6,000 water storage tanks, 32 million tonnes of bleaching powder and three million chlorine tablets.’
- ‘The filtered water is then treated with bleaching powder to get rid of bacterial impurities.’
- ‘If iron content is high in well water, it can be treated with bleaching powder, we are told.’
- ‘They are kept in water mixed with some chemicals for a day and later sun-dried on getting washed with bleaching powder.’
- ‘The ‘Subitcham’, an organisation run by parents of the mentally ill, trains the mentally ill in the production of candles, bleaching powder and notebooks.’
- ‘Even bleaching powder would not be available in public health centres for putting in well water.’
- ‘On 10th July 1999 the container ship Djakarta suffered an explosion and her voyage had to be abandoned; the explosion was attributable to two containers containing bleaching powder.’
- ‘An ophthalmic surgeon, Mohan Rajan, explains that bleaching powder is nothing but alkali, and it penetrates the external layers of the eyeball and results in the total opacity of the cornea.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.