[ dee-klawr-uh-neyt, -klohr- ]

verb (used with object),de·chlo·ri·nat·ed, de·chlo·ri·nat·ing.Chemistry.
  1. to remove the chlorine from (a substance, as water): to dechlorinate tap water for use in an aquarium.

Origin of dechlorinate

First recorded in 1940–45; de- + chlorinate

Other words from dechlorinate

  • de·chlo·ri·na·tion, noun

Words Nearby dechlorinate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023