halogenate

[ hal-uh-juh-neyt, hey-luh- ]
/ ˈhæl ə dʒəˌneɪt, ˈheɪ lə- /

verb (used with object), hal·o·gen·at·ed, hal·o·gen·at·ing. Chemistry.

to treat or combine with a halogen.
to introduce a halogen into (an organic compound).

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

halogenate

/ (ˈhælədʒəˌneɪt) /

verb

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