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Definition of the verb chlorinate

What does chlorinate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: chlorinated | chlorinating | chlorinates

  1. treat or combine with chlorine
    • example: chlorinated water
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: process / treat = subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
  2. disinfect with chlorine
    • example: chlorinate a pool
    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic word: disinfect = destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing

Alternative definition of the verb chlorinate


  1. [transitive, chemistry] To add chlorine to (something, especially water, to purify it; or an auriferous substance, to extract gold from it).

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Google previewDental Record (1891)

A Monthly Journal of Dental Science Art and Literature

sodae chlorinate is a more stable preparation than the liq. chlori, and, since chlorine in ths presence of water decomposes the latter with formation of hydrochloric acid ; if liq. chlori is prescribed, it should be ordered to be freshly ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Journal; (1904)

A Weekly Record of Pharmacy and Allied Sciences

Liquor Calcis Chlorinate Is an unstable solution of available chlorine, and requires protection from solar light. Liquor Ethyl Nitritis. — The loss of strength on keeping this preparation has been referred to by Barclay (Pliarm. Journ. [4] , 9, 615) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dental Science, Biography, Bibliography and Medical Terminology (1849)

by Chapin Aaron Harris

Liquor Potassie CHLoRINATE. Solution of chloride of potassa. Liquor Potass E CITRATIs. Solution of citrate of potassa. Neutral mixture. Liquor Potassie EFFER v EscENs. Effervescing solution of potassa. Liquor PotAssii Iopidi CoMpositos.

Google previewA Dictionary of Dental Science (1922)

Consisting of Words and Phrases Used in Dental Literature and Such Words of the Collateral Sciences as Relate to the Art and Science of Dentistry, with Their Pronunciation, Derivation and Definition by Lovick Pierce Anthony

potassae chlorinate [N. F.]. Javelle water, used as a disinfectant and deodorant. 1. potassii arsenitis [U. S. P.]. Fowler's solution, a solution of arsenic used as a tonic. 1. sanguinis. Blood serum or plasma. 1. soda chlorinate [U. S. P.] .

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1853)

A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Physiology, Pathology, Hygiene, Therapeutics, Pharmacology, Obstetrics, Medical Jurisprudence ... by Robley Dunglison

sodse chlorinate.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Plastics (2012)

by D.V. Rosato, Marlene G. Rosato

polyorganophosphazene positive piperidine polypropylene press-blowing Plastics Pioneer Association Polymer Processors' Association polyphthalamide parts per billion chlorinate polypropylene (also CPP) production planning and control ...

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

to tease persistently; to harass or nag chivvied chivvying chloride compound of chlorine chlorine greenish-yellow poisonous gas chlorinate chlorination chloroform colourless liquid formerly used as an anaesthetic chlorophyll (US chlorophyl) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wood (2011)

by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Potential blowingagentsfor the intumescent coatingsinclude urea, melamine, and chlorinate parafins.

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2017)

by Dolf De Rovira, Sr.

cook meats thoroughly, chlorinate water. general sanitation, thorough cooking. general sanitation, thorough ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

chlorinate .urinate . assassinate, deracinate, fascinate . vaccinate .hallucinate . Latinate . procrastinate .predestinate . agglutinate .rejuvenate .resinate ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1979)

Volume 8 - Chlorinated Solvents to Coal by John J. McKetta Jr

lts principal chemical reaction of commercial use is its ability to chlorinate further to chloroform and to carbon tetrachloride.

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

chlorinate verb ( chlorinates, chlorinating, chlorinated) treat water with chlorine. 2chlorination noun.

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Chlorinate Meaning

Video shows what chlorinate means. To add chlorine to (something, especially water, to purify it; or an auriferous substance, to extract gold from it).. Chlorinate ...

Scrabble value of C3H4L1O1R1I1N1A1T1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CHLORINATE

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