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[tahy-treyt] /ˈtaɪ treɪt/
verb (used with or without object), titrated, titrating. Chemistry.
to ascertain the quantity of a given constituent by adding a liquid reagent of known strength and measuring the volume necessary to convert the constituent to another form.
Origin of titrate
First recorded in 1860-65; tit(e)r + -ate1
Related forms
titratable, titrable
[tahy-truh-buh l] /ˈtaɪ trə bəl/ (Show IPA),
titration, noun Unabridged
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(transitive) to measure the volume or concentration of (a solution) by titration
Derived Forms
titratable, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from French titrer; see titre
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Word Origin and History for titrate

1870, from French titrer, from titre "title, qualification" (see titration).

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titrate in Medicine

titrate ti·trate (tī'trāt')
v. ti·trat·ed, ti·trat·ing, ti·trates
To determine the concentration of a solution by titration or perform the operation of titration.

ti'trat'a·ble adj.
ti'tra'tor n.
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