Definition of fluorination in US English:

fluorination

noun

Chemistry
  • See fluorinate

    • ‘For several years, the research team has been using fluorination as a chemical step toward creating designer nanotubes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In addition, fluorination could profoundly affect the electron density of the sulfur atom.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Within the last couple of decades dental health improved in the United States due to widespread water fluorination and, toothpastes and mouth rinses enriched with fluoride.’

Pronunciation

fluorination

/ˌflôr-/