dehydrochlorination

noun

de·​hy·​dro·​chlo·​ri·​na·​tion (ˌ)dē-ˌhī-drə-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce dehydrochlorination (audio)
: the process of removing hydrogen and chlorine or hydrogen chloride from a compound
dehydrochlorinate transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dehydrochlorination was in 1936

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“Dehydrochlorination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dehydrochlorination. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

dehydrochlorination

noun
de·​hy·​dro·​chlo·​ri·​na·​tion -ˌklōr-ə-ˈnā-shən, -ˌklȯr- How to pronounce dehydrochlorination (audio)
: the process of removing hydrogen and chlorine or hydrogen chloride from a compound
dehydrochlorinate transitive verb
dehydrochlorinated; dehydrochlorinating
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