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dechlorinate

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

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Origin of dechlorinate

First recorded in 1940–45; de- + chlorinate

OTHER WORDS FROM dechlorinate

de·chlo·ri·na·tion, noun
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