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acylate

[as-uh-leyt]
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verb (used with object), ac·yl·at·ed, ac·yl·at·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to introduce the acyl group into (a compound).
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Origin of acylate

Related formsac·yl·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for acylation

acylation

noun
  1. the introduction into a chemical compound of an acyl group
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