[noun kahr-buh-neyt, -nit; verb kahr-buh-neyt]
- 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
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- 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
C18: from French, from carbone carbon
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Word Origin and History for non-carbonate
1794, from French carbonate "salt of carbonic acid" (Lavoisier), from Modern Latin carbonatem "a carbonated (substance)," from Latin carbo (see carbon).
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- A salt or ester of carbonic acid.
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- 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.
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