Definition of brominate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrōməˌnāt/

Entry from US English dictionary


[with object]
1Treat with bromine.
Example sentences
  • BAN says another solution is for manufacturers to stop using toxic chemicals in their products, such as brominated flame retardants, beryllium alloys, lead-based solders and mercury lamps.
  • Heavy metals, lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated flame retardants are all found in computer equipment and remain stable and relatively harmless while the machinery is in use.
  • Circuit boards typically contain cadmium, mercury and chromium while the whole package is housed in brominated, flame-retardant plastic.
1.1 (usually as adjective brominated) Introduce one or more bromine atoms into a compound or molecule, usually in place of hydrogen: brominated flame retardants



Pronunciation: /ˌbrōməˈnāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • ‘Well,’ said John, making his case, ‘it's inert to bromination!’
  • Therefore, bromination of rhodamine derivatives was performed in order to increase the efficiency of the intersystem crossing to the triplet state and consequently to augment the yield of singlet oxygen.
  • Simple organohalogens may be produced synthetically from the radical chlorination / bromination of saturated alkanes.

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Syllabification: bro·min·ate

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