[ klawr-uh-neyt, klohr- ]
/ ˈklɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkloʊr- /
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verb (used with object), chlo·ri·nat·ed, chlo·ri·nat·ing.
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chlo·ri·na·tion, nounchlo·ri·na·tor, nounhy·per·chlo·ri·na·tion, nounpost·chlo·ri·na·tion, adjective
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The first step is to chlorinate ordinary toluol, one of the coal tar bases, to produce benzyl chloride.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
British Dictionary definitions for chlorinate
/ (ˈklɔːrɪˌneɪt) /
to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine
to disinfect (water) with chlorine
Derived forms of chlorinatechlorination, nounchlorinator, noun
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Medical definitions for chlorinate
[ klôr′ə-nāt′ ]
To treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound.
Other words from chlorinatechlo′ri•na′tion n.
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Scientific definitions for chlorinate
[ klôr′ə-nāt′ ]
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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