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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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