fluorinate
transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Date: circa 1929 to treat or cause to combine with fluorine or a compound of fluorine • fluorination noun

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  • fluorinate — ► VERB 1) Chemistry introduce fluorine into (a compound). 2) another term for FLUORIDATE(Cf. ↑fluoridation). DERIVATIVES fluorination noun …   English terms dictionary

  • fluorinate — ☆ fluorinate [flôr′ə nāt΄, floor′ə nāt΄ ] vt. fluorinated, fluorinating 1. to introduce fluorine into or cause to combine with fluorine 2. FLUORIDATE fluorination [flôr΄ənā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • fluorinate — fluorination, n. /floor euh nayt , flawr , flohr /, v.t., fluorinated, fluorinating. Chem. to treat or combine with fluorine. [1930 35; FLUORINE + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fluorinate — verb To introduce fluorine into a compound. See Also: fluorination …   Wiktionary

  • fluorinate — fluo·ri·nate flu̇( ə)r ə .nāt, flōr , flȯr vt, nat·ed; nat·ing to treat or cause to combine with fluorine or a compound of fluorine fluo·ri·na·tion .flu̇( ə)r ə nā shən, .flōr , .flȯr n …   Medical dictionary

  • fluorinate — v. combine with fluorine, treat with fluorine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fluorinate — [ flʊərɪneɪt, flɔ: ] verb 1》 Chemistry introduce fluorine into (a compound). 2》 another term for fluoridate. Derivatives fluorination noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • fluorinate — flu·o·ri·nate …   English syllables

  • fluorinate — fluor•i•nate [[t]ˈflʊər əˌneɪt, ˈflɔr , ˈfloʊr [/t]] v. t. nat•ed, nat•ing chem. to treat or combine with fluorine • Etymology: 1930–35 fluor i•na′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • fluorinate — /ˈflʊərəneɪt/ (say floouhruhnayt), /ˈflu / (say flooh ) verb (t) (fluorinated, fluorinating) to treat or combine with fluorine. {fluorin(e) + ate1} –fluorination /flʊərəˈneɪʃən/ (say floouhruh nayshuhn), /flu / (say flooh ), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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