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[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.
verb (transitive)
to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine
to disinfect (water) with chlorine

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.
chlo’ri·na’tion n.
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.


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