from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • Same as chlorinize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Chem.) To treat, or cause to combine, with chlorine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, chemistry To add chlorine to (something, especially water, to purify it; or an auriferous substance, to extract gold from it).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb treat or combine with chlorine
  • verb disinfect with chlorine


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