Meaning of chlorinate
Pronunciation: (klôr'u-nāt", klōr'-), [key]
— -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
- to combine or treat with chlorine.
- to introduce chlorine atoms into an organic compound by an addition or substitution reaction.
- to disinfect (water) by means of chlorine.
- to treat (a gold ore) with chlorine gas in order that the gold may be removed as a soluble chloride.
- chlorinate (Thesaurus)