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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Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus," 27 June 2019 There’s even a small, but loyal Cleveland surfing community, centered at Edgewater Beach, which during Stokes’ mayoral tenure had to be chlorinated so people could swim in the water. Vince Guerrieri, Popular Mechanics, "Smoke on the Water: 50 Years After the Cuyahoga Fire," 20 June 2019 Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, and frequently change the water in pet dishes and birdbaths to prevent mosquitoes. Rachel Berry, Cincinnati.com, "Does rain cause more mosquitoes?," 19 June 2019 Groundwater does not contain the organics that surface waters do and is less prone to produce TTHMs when chlorinated, according to Knudson. Raquel Baier, azcentral, "Excessive contaminant in water resolved, say Chandler officials," 4 June 2019 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

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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

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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