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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 previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Phenol and benzoic acid will chlorinate on the ring to give chlorophenol and p- chlorobenzoic acid. Alkyl benzenes will chlorinate on the alkyl group if a radical source is present. In the presence of an iron catalyst, the product is a mixture of the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

chlorinate. To treat chemically to decrease shrinkage and improve dyeing quality; especially applied to woolen knits. chocolate. Dark color ...

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

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

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 previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (1868)

by the oxidation of Mendius's propylamine, or to chlorinate the hydride of propyl, ail then proceed, through the resulting chlorine-compound, to the acetic ether and alcohoL Isopropyl- compounds are, ...

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 ...

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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.

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