Meaning of dehydrochlorinate

de•hy•dro•chlo•ri•nate

Pronunciation: (dē-hī"dru-klôr'u-nāt", -klōr'-), [key]
— -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
  1. to remove hydrogen chloride or chlorine and hydrogen from (a substance).
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