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Definition of "halogen" []

  • Any of a group of five chemically related nonmetallic elements including fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine. (noun)
  • Any of the chemical elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine. They are all monovalent and readily form negative ions (noun)

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Use "halogen" in a sentence
  • "All the halogen is obtained with the washing liquid in the form of sodium halide, all the sulphur in the form of sulphuric acid."
  • "There is a group of closely allied elements to which the name halogen"
  • "Tungsten halogen bulbs are actually another type of incandescent bulb; they are often simply called halogen bulbs."