defluorinate

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Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ fluorinate

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defluorinate (third-person singular simple present defluorinates, present participle defluorinating, simple past and past participle defluorinated)

  1. to remove or reduce fluorine or fluoride
    Attempts to fuse and defluorinate rock phosphate by feeding the finely ground material into the flame of a blast lamp were not successful.