Origin of hydrogenate
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It is evidently what the chemists call an "unsaturated" compound, one that has not reached its limit of hydrogenation.Creative Chemistry
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hydrogenize or hydrogenise
- to undergo or cause to undergo a reaction with hydrogento hydrogenate ethylene
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Word Origin and History for hydrogenation
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- The addition of hydrogen to a compound, especially to solidify an unsaturated fat or fatty acid.
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- To treat or combine chemically an unsaturated compound with hydrogen. Liquid vegetable oils are often hydrogenated to turn them into solids.
- To turn coal into oil by combining its carbon with hydrogen to form hydrocarbons.
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