transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Date: 1882 to treat or cause to combine with a halogen • halogenation noun

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  • halogenate — [hal′ō jə nāt΄, hal′əjə nāt΄; hə lä′jə nāt΄] vt. halogenated, halogenating 1. to treat with a halogen or with a hydrogen halogen 2. to introduce a halogen, usually chlorine or bromine, into (a compound) halogenation n …   English World dictionary

  • halogenate — halogenation /hal euh je nay sheuhn, hal oj euh /, n. /hal euh jeuh nayt , hay leuh /, v.t., halogenated, halogenating. Chem. 1. to treat or combine with a halogen. 2. to introduce a halogen into (an organic compound). [1910 15; HALOGEN + ATE1] * …   Universalium

  • halogenate — verb To treat with, or react with, a halogen or a hydrohalic acid …   Wiktionary

  • halogenate — ha·lo·ge·nate hal ə jə .nāt, ha läj ə vt, nat·ed; nat·ing to treat or cause to combine with a halogen ha·lo·ge·na·tion .hal ə jə nā shən, ha .läj ə n …   Medical dictionary

  • halogenate — v. combine with halogen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • halogenate — [hə lɒdʒɪneɪt] verb [usu. as adjective halogenated] Chemistry introduce one or more halogen atoms into (a compound or molecule). Derivatives halogenation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • halogenate — hal·o·gen·ate …   English syllables

  • halogenate — hal•o•gen•ate [[t]ˈhæl ə dʒəˌneɪt, ˈheɪ lə [/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing 1) chem. to treat or combine with a halogen 2) chem. to introduce a halogen into (a compound) • Etymology: 1910–15 hal•o•gen•a•tion ˌhæl ə dʒɛˈneɪ ʃən, hælˌɒdʒ ə n …   From formal English to slang

  • halogenate — …   Useful english dictionary

  • halogenation — noun see halogenate …   New Collegiate Dictionary