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verb (used with object), bro·min·at·ed, bro·min·at·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to treat or combine with bromine; bromate.
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Origin of brominate

First recorded in 1870–75; bromine + -ate1
Related formsbro·mi·na·tion, noun
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Historical Examples of brominate

  • It is then only necessary to brominate the benzyl cyanide by treating it with bromine vapor.

    America's Munitions 1917-1918

    Benedict Crowell

British Dictionary definitions for brominate


  1. to treat or react with bromineAlso: bromate
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Derived Formsbromination, noun
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brominate in Medicine


  1. To combine with bromine or with a compound containing bromine.
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