Definition of hydrosulphite in English:

hydrosulphite

(also hydrosulfite)

noun

  • another term for dithionite
    • ‘As for the bleaching agents, the hydrosulphites, particularly sodium and zinc are preferred.’
    • ‘The reaction of the sodium hydrosulphite with the caustic water was expected to generate steam and sulfur dioxide.’
    • ‘A truck carrying sodium hydrosulphite caught fire, causing the closure of Interstate 81.’
    • ‘If staining is very stubborn, diluted bleach may be used providing the skin is then neutralised with sodium hydrosulphite and rinsed thoroughly.’
    • ‘The latest technology is adopted to produce hydrosulphite from sodium formate.’

Pronunciation:

hydrosulphite

/ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈsʌlfʌɪt/