dechlorinate

verb
de·​chlo·​ri·​nate | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈklȯr-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce dechlorinate (audio) \
dechlorinated; dechlorinating; dechlorinates

Definition of dechlorinate

transitive verb

: to remove chlorine from dechlorinate water

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Other Words from dechlorinate

dechlorination \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌklȯr-​ə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce dechlorinate (audio) \ noun

Examples of dechlorinate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Next chlorine is added, and then bisulphate is added to dechlorinate the water. Christine Woodside, courant.com, "Dead fish, condoms, brown foam: Sewage has chokehold on Bridgeport’s Black Rock Harbor," 4 Oct. 2019 During this mode, the system screens out solids, chlorinates the water, dechlorinates it, and then discharges it. Christine Woodside, courant.com, "Dead fish, condoms, brown foam: Sewage has chokehold on Bridgeport’s Black Rock Harbor," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of dechlorinate

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Dechlorinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dechlorinate. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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dechlorinate

transitive verb
de·​chlo·​ri·​nate | \ (ˈ)dē-ˈklōr-ə-ˌnāt, -ˈklȯr- How to pronounce dechlorinate (audio) \
dechlorinated; dechlorinating

Medical Definition of dechlorinate

: to remove chlorine from dechlorinate water

Other Words from dechlorinate

dechlorination \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌklōr-​ə-​ˈnā-​shən, -​ˌklȯr-​ How to pronounce dechlorinate (audio) \ noun

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