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[dee-klawr-uh-neyt, -klohr-] /diˈklɔr əˌneɪt, -ˈkloʊr-/
verb (used with object), dechlorinated, dechlorinating. Chemistry
to remove the chlorine from (a substance, as water):
to dechlorinate tap water for use in an aquarium.
Origin of dechlorinate
1940-45; de- + chlorinate
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dechlorination, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If using municipal water, dechlorinate according to manufacturer instructions.
  • To dechlorinate the water, add tablets or set the tank outside in the sun for a day.
  • dechlorinate pool, hot tub, and spa water if it is to be discharged to the ground.
  • Alternatively, dechlorinate the water and reuse for lawn irrigation.
  • Several drops of the solution in pure tap water is usually enough to dechlorinate the water instantly.

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