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[hal-uh-juh-neyt, hey-luh-]
verb (used with object), hal·o·gen·at·ed, hal·o·gen·at·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to treat or combine with a halogen.
  2. to introduce a halogen into (an organic compound).
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Origin of halogenate

First recorded in 1910–15; halogen + -ate1
Related formshal·o·gen·a·tion [hal-uh-je-ney-shuh n, hal-oj-uh-] /ˌhæl ə dʒɛˈneɪ ʃən, hælˌɒdʒ ə-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for halogenate


  1. chem to treat or combine with a halogen
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Derived Formshalogenation, noun
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