dechlorinate

verb

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

transitive verb

: to remove chlorine from
dechlorinate water
dechlorination noun

Examples of dechlorinate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although that water never comes into contact with the vinegar, it must be dechlorinated before it is discharged in order to protect the stream. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 6 Apr. 2023 Next chlorine is added, and then bisulphate is added to dechlorinate the water. Christine Woodside, courant.com, 4 Oct. 2019 During this mode, the system screens out solids, chlorinates the water, dechlorinates it, and then discharges it. Christine Woodside, courant.com, 4 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dechlorinate was in 1941

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“Dechlorinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dechlorinate. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

dechlorinate

transitive verb
de·​chlo·​ri·​nate (ˈ)dē-ˈklōr-ə-ˌnāt, -ˈklȯr- How to pronounce dechlorinate (audio)
dechlorinated; dechlorinating
: to remove chlorine from
dechlorinate water
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