verb (used with object), chlo·ri·nat·ed, chlo·ri·nat·ing.
- to combine or treat with chlorine.
- 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.
Related formschlo·ri·na·tion, nounchlo·ri·na·tor, nounhy·per·chlo·ri·na·tion, nounpost·chlo·ri·na·tion, adjectiveun·chlo·ri·nat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for chlorinated
Historical Examples of chlorinated
A chlorinated mist, acrid to the eye, and burning to the nose, crawled about the room.
Water was taken from the river, and chlorinated in tanks on board.
Bleaching powder, Chlorinated lime, Hypochlorite of calcium.
Pills of chlorinated lime; Pilul calcis hypochloritis, L. Prep.
“Sure, I know,” Brad acknowledged, easing his body snake-fashion down the pool wall into the chlorinated water.
British Dictionary definitions for chlorinated
Derived Formschlorination, nounchlorinator, noun
to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine
to disinfect (water) with chlorine
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Word Origin and History for chlorinated
1836 (implied in chlorinated), from chlorine (n.) + -ate (2). Related: Chlorinating.
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Related formschlo′ri•na′tion n.
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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