from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To add chlorine to (something, especially water, to purify it; or an auriferous substance, to extract gold from it).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To treat, or cause to combine, with chlorine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as chlorinize.
- n. A term sometimes applied to the soluble bleaching-compounds obtained from caustic soda or potash by the action of chlorin — Labarraque's fluid and Javelle water respectively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. treat or combine with chlorine
- v. disinfect with chlorine
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"We would be seeing a lot more outbreaks of E.Coli and Norovirus if we didn't chlorinate," says Michael Beach , the CDC's associate director for healthy water.
I destroy smarter life forms than JT whenever I chlorinate my swimming pool.
In 1908, Jersey City, N.J., became the first city in the United States to chlorinate its municipal tap water.
Speaking to reporters in New York during a teleconference from Haiti, Fisher said emphasis is continuing on educating the public about the disease and making sure they have access to oral rehydration salts and tablets to chlorinate their water.
Care should be taken to not over chlorinate the water in the aljibe.
She encourages them to chlorinate water before drinking it, and to take early action to treat people showing symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting with an oral rehydration solution.
Further development of farming districts similar to the Rural Development Programme with dedicated (public or private financed) irrigation systems, will encourage farmers to reduce their dependence on the potable (chlorinate) water supply, and allow them access to lower rates for irrigation water.
To battle the cryptosporidiosis, the city has opted to hyper-chlorinate the water.
Activist organizations like Greenpeace have access to a full century of observations on the results of water chlorination in the US, all the way back to September 26, 1908 when Jersey City, NJ became the first US city to chlorinate its public water supply.
Funky Chicken: Do American birds taste funny because we chlorinate them?
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