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halogenate

[hal-uh-juh-neyt, hey-luh-] /ˈhæl ə dʒəˌneɪt, ˈheɪ lə-/
verb (used with object), halogenated, halogenating. Chemistry
1.
to treat or combine with a halogen.
2.
to introduce a halogen into (an organic compound).
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; halogen + -ate1
Related forms
halogenation
[hal-uh-je-ney-shuh n, hal-oj-uh-] /ˌhæl ə dʒɛˈneɪ ʃən, hælˌɒdʒ ə-/ (Show IPA),
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British Dictionary definitions for halogenated

halogenate

/ˈhælədʒəˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(chem) to treat or combine with a halogen
Derived Forms
halogenation, noun
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