fluorinate

verb
fluo·​ri·​nate | \ ˈflȯr-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce fluorinate (audio) , ˈflu̇r- \
fluorinated; fluorinating

Definition of fluorinate

transitive verb

: to treat or cause to combine with fluorine or a compound of fluorine

Other Words from fluorinate

fluorination \ ˌflȯr-​ə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce fluorination (audio) , ˌflu̇r-​ \ noun

First Known Use of fluorinate

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fluorinate was circa 1929

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“Fluorinate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluorination. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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fluorinate

transitive verb
fluo·​ri·​nate | \ ˈflu̇(-ə)r-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce fluorinate (audio) , ˈflōr- How to pronounce fluorinate (audio) , ˈflȯr- \
fluorinated; fluorinating

Medical Definition of fluorinate

: to treat or cause to combine with fluorine or a compound of fluorine

Other Words from fluorinate

fluorination \ ˌflu̇(-​ə)r-​ə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce fluorination (audio) , ˌflōr-​ How to pronounce fluorination (audio) , ˌflȯr-​ \ noun

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