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decarboxylate

[dee-kahr-bok-suh-leyt] /ˌdi kɑrˈbɒk səˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), decarboxylated, decarboxylating. Chemistry.
1.
to remove the carboxyl group from (an organic compound).
Origin of decarboxylate
1920-1925
1920-25; de- + carboxylate
Related forms
decarboxylation, noun
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