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chlorinate

[klawr-uh-neyt, klohr-] /ˈklɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkloʊr-/
verb (used with object), chlorinated, chlorinating.
1.
Chemistry.
  1. to combine or treat with chlorine.
  2. to introduce chlorine atoms into an organic compound by an addition or substitution reaction.
2.
to disinfect (water) by means of chlorine.
3.
Metallurgy. to treat (a gold ore) with chlorine gas in order that the gold may be removed as a soluble chloride.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; chlorine + -ate1
Related forms
chlorination, noun
chlorinator, noun
hyperchlorination, noun
postchlorination, adjective
unchlorinated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un chlorinated

chlorinate

/ˈklɔːrɪˌneɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine
2.
to disinfect (water) with chlorine
Derived Forms
chlorination, noun
chlorinator, noun
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Word Origin and History for un chlorinated

chlorinate

v.

1836 (implied in chlorinated), from chlorine (n.) + -ate (2). Related: Chlorinating.

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un chlorinated in Medicine

chlorinate chlo·ri·nate (klôr'ə-nāt')
v. chlo·ri·nat·ed, chlo·ri·nat·ing, chlo·ri·nates
To treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound.


chlo'ri·na'tion n.
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un chlorinated in Science
chlorinate
  (klôr'ə-nāt')   
To add chlorine or one of its compounds to a substance. Water and sewage are chlorinated to be disinfected, and paper pulp is chlorinated to be bleached.
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