chloramine

noun

chlo·​ra·​mine ˈklȯr-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce chloramine (audio)
: any of various compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine

Example Sentences

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 See More

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First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chloramine was in 1893

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“Chloramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloramine. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

chloramine

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