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vb (tr)
(Chemistry) to remove chlorine from (a substance)
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(diˈklɔr əˌneɪt, -ˈkloʊr-)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to remove chlorine from.
de•chlo`ri•na′tion, n.
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Verb1.dechlorinate - remove chlorine from (water)
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
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