fluorinate

[ floo r-uh-neyt, flawr-, flohr- ]
/ ˈflʊər əˌneɪt, ˈflɔr-, ˈfloʊr- /

verb (used with object), fluor·i·nat·ed, fluor·i·nat·ing. Chemistry.

to treat or combine with fluorine.

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Origin of fluorinate

First recorded in 1930–35; fluorine + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM fluorinate

fluor·i·na·tion, nounun·fluor·i·nat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fluorinate

fluorinate
/ (ˈflʊərɪˌneɪt) /

verb

to treat or combine with fluorine

Derived forms of fluorinate

fluorination, noun
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