unchlorinated

chlorinate

[klawr-uh-neyt, klohr-]
verb (used with object), chlorinated, chlorinating.
1.
Chemistry.
a.
to combine or treat with chlorine.
b.
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:
1855–60; chlorine + -ate1

chlorination, noun
chlorinator, noun
hyperchlorination, noun
postchlorination, adjective
unchlorinated, adjective
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chlorinate (ˈklɔːrɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
1.  to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine
2.  to disinfect (water) with chlorine
 
chlorin'ation
 
n
 
'chlorinator
 
n

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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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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.
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