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[ klawr-i-dahyz, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr ɪˌdaɪz, ˈkloʊr- /

verb (used with object), chlo·ri·dized, chlo·ri·diz·ing.

to convert (the metal of an ore) into a chloride by treating with chlorine or hydrochloric acid.

Nearby words

chloric acid, chloride, chloride of lime, chloride paper, chloride shift, chloridize, chloriduria, chlorinate, chlorinated, chlorinated lime, chlorination
Also especially British, chlo·ri·dise.

Origin of chloridize

First recorded in 1865–70; chloride + -ize
Related formsun·chlo·ri·dized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019