[ 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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OTHER WORDS FROM chlorinate
chlo·ri·na·tion, nounchlo·ri·na·tor, nounhy·per·chlo·ri·na·tion, nounpost·chlo·ri·na·tion, adjective
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How to use chlorinate in a sentence
According to a press release, Lake Jackson does routinely chlorinate its water supply twice a year.Brain-eating amoebae are very rare, but warming waters may change that|Kat Eschner|September 29, 2020|Popular-Science
The most complete description of the chlorination process which has yet been published.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Chlorination of this substance gave a monochloracetic acid; we will assume the chlorine atom to replace the b hydrogen atom.
As calciners they are used in tin mines and for the chlorination of silver ores.
At Mount Morgan the process known as chlorination has been developed on a larger scale than has elsewhere been attempted.The Last Voyage|Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
When gold occurs along with metallic sulphides it is often extracted by chlorination.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
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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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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