[klawr-uh-neyt, klohr-] /ˈklɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkloʊr-/ verb (used with object), chlorinated, chlorinating. 1. Chemistry. 2. to disinfect (water) by means of chlorine. 3. Metallurgy. to treat (a gold ore) with chlorine gas in order that the gold may be removed as a soluble chloride. /ˈklɔːrɪˌneɪt/ verb (transitive) 1. to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine […]
[klawr-een, -in, klohr-] /ˈklɔr in, -ɪn, ˈkloʊr-/ noun 1. a halogen element, a heavy, greenish-yellow, incombustible, water-soluble, poisonous gas that is highly irritating to the respiratory organs, obtained chiefly by electrolysis of sodium chloride brine: used for water purification, in the making of bleaching powder, and in the manufacture both of chemicals that do not […]
noun 1. the radioactive isotope of chlorine having a mass number 36 and a half-life of about 440,000 years, used chiefly as a tracer.
- Chlorine acne
chlorine acne n. See chloracne.