[klawr-uh-neyt, klohr-] /ˈklɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkloʊr-/
verb (used with object), chlorinated, chlorinating.
to disinfect (water) by means of chlorine.
Metallurgy. to treat (a gold ore) with chlorine gas in order that the gold may be removed as a soluble chloride.
to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine
to disinfect (water) with chlorine
1854, noun of action from chlorinate (v.).
1836 (implied in chlorinated), from chlorine (n.) + -ate (2). Related: Chlorinating.
chlorinate chlo·ri·nate (klôr’ə-nāt’)
v. chlo·ri·nat·ed, chlo·ri·nat·ing, chlo·ri·nates
To treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound.
To add chlorine or one of its compounds to a substance. Water and sewage are chlorinated to be disinfected, and paper pulp is chlorinated to be bleached.
[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.
noun 1. an orange, water-soluble, unstable, extremely explosive gas, ClO 2 , used chiefly as a bleaching agent for wood pulp, fats, oils, and flour.