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Definition 1: any of five related nonmetallic elements (fluorine or chlorine or bromine or iodine or astatine) that are all monovalent and readily form negative ions - [noun denoting substance]

(halogen is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of halogen ) a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium

(... is a kind of halogen ) a nonmetallic heavy volatile corrosive dark brown liquid element belonging to the halogens; found in sea water

(... is a kind of halogen ) a common nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; best known as a heavy yellow irritating toxic gas; used to purify water and as a bleaching agent and disinfectant; occurs naturally only as a salt (as in sea water)

(... is a kind of halogen ) a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite

(... is a kind of halogen ) a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)

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