chloramine

noun
chlo·​ra·​mine | \ ˈklȯr-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce chloramine (audio) \

Definition of chloramine

: any of various compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine

Examples of chloramine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mixing beach with ammonia creates a toxic gas called chloramine. oregonlive, 15 Apr. 2021 Phase 3, which is the final phase of the project, consists of chloramine stations and a bulk water purchase station. Hannah Reed, chicagotribune.com, 18 Mar. 2021 Since 2004, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has treated San Francisco’s water with chloramine. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, 28 May 2020 Since 2004, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has treated San Francisco’s water with chloramine. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, 28 May 2020 Since 2004, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has treated San Francisco’s water with chloramine. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, 28 May 2020 Since 2004, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has treated San Francisco’s water with chloramine. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, 28 May 2020 Since 2004, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has treated San Francisco’s water with chloramine. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, 28 May 2020 And a water plant administrator in Poughkeepsie, New York, who stopped using chloramine to treat the city's water after concerns were raised about the chemical's effects on pipe corrosion. Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of chloramine

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Chloramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloramine. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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chloramine

noun
chlo·​ra·​mine | \ ˈklōr-ə-ˌmēn, ˈklȯr- How to pronounce chloramine (audio) \

Medical Definition of chloramine

1 : any of three compounds formed by the reaction of dilute hypochlorous acid with ammonia especially : a colorless oily bactericidal compound NH2Cl having an ammoniacal odor
2 : any of various organic compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine especially when the chlorine is attached to the nitrogen atom (as in the groups −NHCl and −NCl2) especially : chloramine-t

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