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dechlorinate

[ dee-klawr-uh-neyt, -klohr- ]
/ di藞kl蓴r 蓹藢ne瑟t, -藞klo蕣r- /
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verb (used with object), de路chlo路ri路nat路ed, de路chlo路ri路nat路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鈥45; de- + chlorinate

OTHER WORDS FROM dechlorinate

de路chlo路ri路na路tion, noun
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