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).

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Origin of halogenate

First recorded in 1910–15; halogen + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM halogenate

hal·o·gen·a·tion [hal-uh-je-ney-shuhn, 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 forms of halogenate

halogenation, noun
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