chlorinate

verb
chlo·​ri·​nate | \ ˈklȯr-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce chlorinate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce chlorination (audio) \ noun
chlorinator \ ˈklȯr-​ə-​ˌnā-​tər How to pronounce chlorinator (audio) \ noun

Examples of chlorinate in a Sentence

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The biggest difference is simply that natural pool water hasn’t been chlorinated or otherwise chemically filtered. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "What's a Natural Swimming Pool, and Why Would You Want One?," 11 Apr. 2019 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 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 Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.​ ​​​​​​Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orange County issues advisory for mosquito-borne disease," 3 July 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 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

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First Known Use of chlorinate

1855, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for chlorinate

chlorinate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of chlorinate

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

chlorinate

transitive verb
chlo·​ri·​nate | \ ˈklōr-ə-ˌnāt, ˈklȯr- How to pronounce chlorinate (audio) \
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-​ How to pronounce chlorination (audio) \ noun

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