- Chemistry. a salt or ester of sulfuric acid.
- to combine, treat, or impregnate with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or sulfates.
- to convert into a sulfate.
- Electricity. to form a deposit of lead-sulfate compound on (the lead electrodes of a storage battery).
- to become sulfated.
Origin of sulfate
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Examples from the Web for sulfate
And he was using Epsom salts—the sulfate, and magnesium citrate as laxatives.Cum Grano Salis
Gordon Randall Garrett
Sulfate of alumina neutralizes one-third of its weight of caustic.
The most readily available nitrogen in commercial form is that which is afforded by nitrate of soda and sulfate of ammonia.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
To accomplish this the sulfate should be suspended at the surface of the water in a bag.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants
A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
It must be remembered that the sulfate of alumina is added only for the fresh lye put into the tank.
Word Origin and History for sulfate
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A salt or ester of sulfuric acid.
- The bivalent group SO4.
- A chemical compound containing such a group.
- To treat or react with sulfuric acid or a sulfate.
- To become sulfated.
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- A salt or ester of sulfuric acid, containing the group SO4.
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