ozon·​a·​tion ˌō-(ˌ)zō-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce ozonation (audio)
: the treatment or combination of a substance or compound with ozone
ozonate transitive verb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The city was among the first in the nation -- and the first in Ohio, in the 1980s -- to employ a process known as ozonation to eliminate pathogens, odor and bad taste. Rich Heileman, cleveland, 7 Aug. 2020 The company has introduced ozonation, an advanced sanitation process, on its buses. Dallas News, 7 May 2020 The city's treatment plant was rebuilt in 2014 to include an ozonation system. Molly Harbarger, OregonLive.com, 4 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ozonation was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Ozonation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ozonation. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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