Definition of fluorinate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflo͝oərənāt/


[with object] Chemistry
1Introduce fluorine into (a compound).
Example sentences
  • For starters, I'd take all the compounds that got worse when I fluorinated them, and put this stuff on instead.
1.1 another term for fluoridate.



Pronunciation: /ˌflo͝orəˈnāSHən/ /ˌflôr-/
Example sentences
  • This reaction is not merely of academic interest - F2 Chemicals in Preston has now scaled up the fluorination of various b dicarbonyl systems for manufacture.
  • For several years, the research team has been using fluorination as a chemical step toward creating designer nanotubes.
  • In particular, the coupling constant associated with fluorination of Trp, 3 in gA, (the fluorination coupling constant), was found to be consistent with expectations from molecular modeling.
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