Meaning of chlorinate in English:


Translate chlorinate into Spanish


[with object]
  • 1Impregnate or treat with chlorine.

    ‘it will take a few days to filter and chlorinate the water’
    • ‘The coolant water should be chlorinated to approximately 125 parts per million of chlorine to protect the asparagus from decay organisms.’
    • ‘In general, it would be good for you to check the hardness of your water, whether or not your tap water is chlorinated, and maintain low ammonia/nitrite levels.’
    • ‘Avoid swimming in fresh water unless it is chlorinated.’
    • ‘In wave pools, the water is chlorinated, the beach is concrete and the waves arrive like clockwork, once every few minutes.’
    • ‘After Cal-OSHA's findings, the building owner flushed and chlorinated the water system.’
    • ‘Yet millions of gallons of water are chlorinated daily at large water treatment plants.’
    • ‘The waters are not chlorinated and they are geothermally heated.’
    • ‘Oddly enough, just chlorinating the water may remove enough iron from the solution to make the water much more palatable.’
    • ‘This has meant testing the supplies every other day, chlorinating the water when necessary and being on-call every weekend to assist in mending burst pipes and unblocking drains.’
    • ‘Since the water is recycled and chlorinated regularly, there is little need of any anxiety on the water quality.’
    • ‘Rather than wait the ten days for the results to come back we chlorinated all the water systems completely.’
    • ‘The ICRC, working with a local agency, helps people to individually chlorinate cans of water collected from Lake Kivu, trying to keep away the specter of cholera.’
    • ‘Society, persuaded by those it has identified as experts, has chosen to chlorinate our drinking water, thereby just possibly putting all of us at a slightly increased risk of stomach cancer.’
    • ‘One advantage of U.S. systems is that they still chlorinate water to disinfect it.’
    • ‘It will take a few days to filter and chlorinate the new water presumably, but looks like it may be ready by the weekend!’
    • ‘One of the most urgent measures is to chlorinate water to make it safe for drinking.’
    • ‘The ship's filled with 400,000 liters of fresh water that's been slightly chlorinated.’
    • ‘Later, this water is chlorinated and the output is colourless and odourless water with the purity label of 80 percent and later stored in the 1.5 MLD capacity storage tank.’
    • ‘For years many councils have filled their paddling pools with clean water at the start of each week, chlorinated them manually and tested the water twice daily to ensure the chemical was at the correct level.’
    • ‘Drinking water used should be properly chlorinated.’
    1. 1.1Chemistry Introduce chlorine into (a compound)
      ‘the ability of chlorine gas to chlorinate proteins yields its extreme effectiveness in disinfection’
      • ‘But existing controls on certain persistent toxins such as DDT and chlorinated hydrocarbons had begun to prove effective in European and American waters.’
      • ‘In the presence of organic matter, chlorinated hydrocarbons, which are suspected carcinogens, may be formed.’
      • ‘Some other chlorinated hydrocarbons were banned in 1975.’
      • ‘These chemicals were mostly chlorinated solvents such as chloroform.’
      • ‘The next class of chemicals was chlorinated solvents: TCE, dichloroethylene, and vinyl chloride.’



/ˈklɔːrɪneɪt/ /ˈklɒrɪneɪt/