chlorinate

verb chlo·ri·nate \ ˈklȯr-ə-ˌnāt \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of chlorinate

chlorinated; chlorinating
transitive verb
: to treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound

chlorination

play \ˌklȯr-ə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

chlorinator

play \ˈklȯr-ə-ˌnā-tər\ noun

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First Known Use of chlorinate

1855


CHLORINATE Defined for English Language Learners

chlorinate

verb

Definition of chlorinate for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

chlorinate

transitive verb chlo·ri·nate \ ˈklōr-ə-ˌnāt, ˈklȯr- \

medical Definition of chlorinate

chlorinated; chlorinating
: to treat or cause to combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound

chlorination

play \ˌklōr-ə-ˈnā-shən, ˌklȯr-\ noun


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