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chlorinate

[ klawr-uh-neyt, klohr- ]
/ 藞kl蓴r 蓹藢ne瑟t, 藞klo蕣r- /
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verb (used with object), chlo路ri路nat路ed, chlo路ri路nat路ing.
Chemistry.
  1. to combine or treat with chlorine.
  2. to introduce chlorine atoms into an organic compound by an addition or substitution reaction.
to disinfect (water) by means of chlorine.
Metallurgy. to treat (a gold ore) with chlorine gas in order that the gold may be removed as a soluble chloride.
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Origin of chlorinate

First recorded in 1855鈥60; chlorine + -ate1

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How to use chlorinate in a sentence

  • The first step is to chlorinate ordinary toluol, one of the coal tar bases, to produce benzyl chloride.

British Dictionary definitions for chlorinate

chlorinate
/ (藞kl蓴藧r瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine
to disinfect (water) with chlorine

Derived forms of chlorinate

chlorination, nounchlorinator, noun
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Medical definitions for chlorinate

chlorinate
[ kl么r蓹-n膩t鈥 ]

v.
To treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound.

Other words from chlorinate

chlo鈥瞨i鈥ation n.
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Scientific definitions for chlorinate

chlorinate
[ kl么r蓹-n膩t鈥 ]

To add chlorine or one of its compounds to a substance. Water and sewage are chlorinated to be disinfected, and paper pulp is chlorinated to be bleached.
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