Definition of brominate in English:



  • 1Treat with bromine.

    • ‘Computers contain a variety of metals and chemicals - such as lead, mercury and brominated flame retardants - which are particularly nasty if dumped in landfill sites.’
    • ‘The use of brominated or other heavy atom derivatives is a widespread theme in this Symposium in Print.’
    • ‘Several brominated organic compounds have wide utilization as pesticides or disinfectants.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This August, at a meeting of Environmental Protection Agency scientists who are studying emerging pollutants, one family of chemicals unexpectedly stole the show: brominated flame retardants.’
    • ‘MA is brominated, generating bromomalonic acid as a result of bromination reaction.’
    • ‘Also known as brominated flame retardants, they are used in many everyday products, including electronics, furniture and textiles.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Circuit boards typically contain cadmium, mercury and chromium while the whole package is housed in brominated, flame-retardant plastic.’
    • ‘Worms and other marine invertebrates living in soft sediments commonly produce brominated natural products that have been hypothesized to function as defenses against consumers, but this hypothesis has not been tested directly.’
    • ‘Additional health threats, according to Fishbein, are posed by brominated flame retardants used in plastic components.’
    • ‘Some phones contained brominated flame retardants, identified as ‘gender-bender’ pollutants that could change the sex of fish, he added.’
    • ‘However, there is also a need to assess previously unsuspected hazards associated with brominated flame retardants, fluorinated surfactants, and alkylphenol ethoxylate surfactants.’
    • ‘And there has been progress in phasing out brominated flame retardants, which are mixed in with the plastic housing.’
    • ‘The U.S. EPA has put on hold a research project designed to define children's exposure pathways to relatively ubiquitous household chemicals, such as phthalates, brominated flame retardants, and perfluorinated compounds.’
    • ‘Samsung, Sony and Sony Ericsson have eliminated brominated flame retardants and PVC plastic from some of their products.’
    • ‘Computers contain chemicals such as brominated flame retardants and heavy metals like lead and cadmium.’
    • ‘When manufacturers first began using brominated flame retardants in the 1970s, it was widely believed that the chemicals could not escape the plastic.’
    • ‘The general structures of the indolyl-labeled and brominated phospholipids used in this study are shown in Fig.1.’
    • ‘Ospar lists both PCBs and brominated flame retardants as chemicals it wants to see banned or more tightly regulated.’
    1. 1.1usually as adjective brominated Introduce one or more bromine atoms into a compound or molecule, usually in place of hydrogen.
      ‘brominated flame retardants’