ALL meanings of chlorination

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  • 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 addition of chlorine 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
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