verb (used with object), chlo·ri·nat·ed, chlo·ri·nat·ing.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
- 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.
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Examples from the Web for chlorination
Historical Examples of chlorination
Such a comparison shows the superiority of the chlorination method.'
No apology is necessary for the publication of a book on the chlorination of water.
The chlorination experiments of the latter were reported by Kellerman, Pratt, and Kimberly.
This acid, on chlorination at low temperatures, yields p-sulphondichloraminobenzoic acid (halazone).
Chlorination, by decreasing the load on filter beds, has enabled the rate of filtration to be increased in some cases.
British Dictionary definitions for chlorination
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 chlorination
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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