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chloridize

[klawr-i-dahyz, klohr-]
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verb (used with object), chlo·ri·dized, chlo·ri·diz·ing.
  1. to convert (the metal of an ore) into a chloride by treating with chlorine or hydrochloric acid.
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Also especially British, chlo·ri·dise.

Origin of chloridize

First recorded in 1865–70; chloride + -ize
Related formsun·chlo·ri·dized, adjective
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