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esterify

[e-ster-uh-fahy] /ɛˈstɛr əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with or without object), esterified, esterifying. Chemistry.
1.
to convert into an ester.
Origin of esterify
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; ester + -ify
Related forms
esterifiable, adjective
esterification, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for esterify

esterify

/ɛˈstɛrəˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(chem) to change or cause to change into an ester
Derived Forms
esterification, noun
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