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.
|chlorinate (klôr'ə-nāt') Pronunciation Key
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.