chlorinate

verb
chlo·ri·nate | \ ˈklȯr-ə-ˌnāt \
chlorinated; chlorinating

Definition of chlorinate 

transitive verb

: to treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound

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Other words from chlorinate

chlorination \ˌklȯr-ə-ˈnā-shən \ noun
chlorinator \ˈklȯr-ə-ˌnā-tər \ noun

Examples of chlorinate in a Sentence

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Maintain your swimming pool in good condition and chlorinate it. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orange County issues advisory for mosquito-borne disease," 3 July 2018 The bacteria can also infect healthy people, especially in hot tubs and swimming pools that aren’t properly chlorinated. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Penicillin-resistant superbug found in Orange County facility, CDC report says," 5 June 2018 Maintain your swimming pool in good condition and chlorinate it. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orange County issues advisory for mosquito-borne disease," 3 July 2018 Swimming pools and outdoor saunas and hot tubs should be cleaned and chlorinated. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Milwaukee County: Here's how to protect yourself," 29 June 2018 This Stuff Isn’t Matador NanoDry Towel Nanofiber material is 2.3 times lighter than microfiber travel towels, absorbs 2.3 times its own weight in water and its antimicrobial coating repels bacteria that can collect in the non-chlorinated wild. Lauren Steele, WSJ, "America’s Best Secluded Swimming Holes—and How to Find Them," 20 June 2018 Maintain your swimming pool in good condition and chlorinate it. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake County issues mosquito-borne disease advisory," 13 June 2018 Pinkeye Burning eyes, excessive tearing and redness can occur because of an allergic reaction to chlorine, or an infection if the pool isn’t chlorinated enough. Dr. Roshini Raj, Health.com, "3 Things You Can Catch from a Pool," 23 May 2018 Drinking water is chlorinated, but not at the levels needed to make pools safe. NBC News, "Hard-to-kill germs may be lurking in your hotel pool, CDC says," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of chlorinate

1855, in the meaning defined above

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chlorinate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of chlorinate

: to add chlorine to (something, such as water)

chlorinate

transitive verb
chlo·ri·nate | \ ˈklōr-ə-ˌnāt, ˈklȯr- \
chlorinated; chlorinating

Medical Definition of chlorinate 

: to treat or cause to combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound

Other words from chlorinate

chlorination \ˌklōr-ə-ˈnā-shən, ˌklȯr- \ noun

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