verb (used with object), chlo·ri·nat·ed, chlo·ri·nat·ing.
Origin of chlorinate
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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
to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine
to disinfect (water) with chlorine
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To treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound.
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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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