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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klawr-uh-neyt, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkloʊr-/
    • /ˈklɒ.rɪ.neɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-uh-neyt, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkloʊr-/

Definitions of chlorinate word

  • verb chlorinate to combine or treat (a substance) with chlorine 3
  • verb chlorinate to disinfect (water) with chlorine 3
  • verb transitive chlorinate to treat or combine (a substance) with chlorine; esp., to pass chlorine into (water or sewage) for purification 3
  • verb with object chlorinate Chemistry. to combine or treat with chlorine. to introduce chlorine atoms into an organic compound by an addition or substitution reaction. 1
  • verb with object chlorinate to disinfect (water) by means of chlorine. 1
  • verb with object chlorinate Metallurgy. to treat (a gold ore) with chlorine gas in order that the gold may be removed as a soluble chloride. 1

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Origin of chlorinate

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60; chlorine + -ate1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Chlorinate


chlorinate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chlorinate usage trend in Literature

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