- a salt or ester of carbonic acid.
- to form into a carbonate.
- to charge or impregnate with carbon dioxide: carbonated drinks.
- to make sprightly; enliven.
Origin of carbonate
Examples from the Web for carbonates
So it carbonates all of these, I'd say latent desires, to have more meaning in his life.'About a Boy' Star David Walton Is No Hugh Grant, in the Best Way
February 20, 2014
It carbonates water for you, so you have club soda any time you want.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
Margarine and chlesterine, carbonates, sulphates, and ptomaines!The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
Silicates, carbonates, sulphides, and sulphates are the most abundant salts.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
These ores may be divided into the oxides and the carbonates.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Silver and carbonates were later found in the vicinity of Breckenridge.
Carbonates of lime, of magnesia, and a trace of carbonate of iron.
- a salt or ester of carbonic acid. Carbonate salts contain the divalent ion CO 3 2–
- to form or turn into a carbonate
- (tr) to treat with carbon dioxide or carbonic acid, as in the manufacture of soft drinks
Word Origin and History for carbonates
1794, from French carbonate "salt of carbonic acid" (Lavoisier), from Modern Latin carbonatem "a carbonated (substance)," from Latin carbo (see carbon).
- A salt or ester of carbonic acid.
- A salt or ester of carbonic acid, containing the group CO3. The reaction of carbonic acid with a metal results in a salt (such as sodium carbonate), and the reaction of carbonic acid with an organic compound results in an ester (such as diethyl carbonate).
- Any other compound containing the group CO3. Carbonates include minerals such as calcite and aragonite.
- Sediment or a sedimentary rock formed by the precipitation of organic or inorganic carbon from an aqueous solution of carbonates of calcium, magnesium, or iron. Limestone is a carbonate rock.
- To add carbon dioxide to a substance, such as a beverage.