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tr.v. chlo·ri·nat·ed, chlo·ri·nat·ing, chlo·ri·nates
To treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound.
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1. (Chemistry) to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine
2. (Chemistry) to disinfect (water) with chlorine
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chlo•ri•nate(ˈklɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkloʊr-)
v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
a. to combine or treat with chlorine, esp. for disinfecting.
b. to introduce chlorine atoms into (an organic compound) by addition or substitution.
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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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Past participle: chlorinated
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|Verb||1.||chlorinate - treat or combine with chlorine; "chlorinated water"|
|2.||chlorinate - disinfect with chlorine; "chlorinate a pool"|
disinfect - destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing; "disinfect a wound"
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
chlorinate[ˈklɔːrɪneɪt] vt [+ water] → chlorer
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vt water → chloren
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
chlorinate[ˈklɒrɪneɪt] vt → clorare
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