dechlorinate

[ dee-klawr-uh-neyt, -klohr- ]
/ diˈklɔr əˌneɪt, -ˈkloʊr- /

verb (used with object), de·chlo·ri·nat·ed, de·chlo·ri·nat·ing. Chemistry.

to remove the chlorine from (a substance, as water): to dechlorinate tap water for use in an aquarium.

Nearby words

  1. decerebrate,
  2. decerebration,
  3. decern,
  4. decertify,
  5. decession,
  6. decholesterolization,
  7. deci-,
  8. deciare,
  9. decibar,
  10. decibel

Origin of dechlorinate

First recorded in 1940–45; de- + chlorinate

Related formsde·chlo·ri·na·tion, noun

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019