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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions.

Usage examples (33)
  • There is a group of closely allied elements to which the name halogen
  • Like ammonia it forms salts with the halogen acids.
  • She shone her halogen flashlight through the hangar.
  • ~Action of the halogen elements on potassium hydroxide. for more
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