One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective halogenated
Introduce one or more halogen atoms into (a compound or molecule), usually in place of hydrogen.
- ‘Five classes of pesticides were examined in the new study: phosphates, pyrethroids, halogenated hydrocarbons, carbamates, and endocrine disruptors.’
- ‘In conditions similar to those encountered in burning domestic waste, thermolysis of Teflon produces halogenated organic acids, which act as greenhouse gases and may promote global warming.’
- ‘Methane can also be halogenated by free radical substitution.’
- ‘Nitromethane, a stabilizer added to many halogenated solvents and aerosol propellants.’
- ‘The closest things are some other halogenated pyrroles found in some marine bacteria, lending credence to the theory that this is a biogenic material.’
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