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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klawr-uh-neyt, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkloʊr-/
    • /ˌklɒ.rɪ.ˈneɪʃ.n̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klawr-uh-neyt, klohr-]
    • /ˈklɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkloʊr-/

Definitions of chlorination word

  • verb with object chlorination 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 chlorination to disinfect (water) by means of chlorine. 1
  • verb with object chlorination Metallurgy. to treat (a gold ore) with chlorine gas in order that the gold may be removed as a soluble chloride. 1
  • noun chlorination (chemistry) The act or process of chlorinating something; especially, the addition of chlorine to water to purify it, and a process for the extraction of gold by exposure of the auriferous material to chlorine gas. 1
  • noun chlorination addition of chlorine 1

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Origin of chlorination

First appearance:

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

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Parts of speech for Chlorination


chlorination 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.
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