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-oate

  1. a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds containing the ester or >C=O group of the compound specified by the initial element:

    benzoate.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of -oate1

-o(ic) (as in benzoic ) + -ate 2

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Example Sentences

So they invited Oate up into their city, and showed him their cisterns and granaries.

During Oate's absence most of the colonists deserted, but they were brought back, with reinforcements.

Without some such hazardous venture, Wallenstein would be checkmated by Oate.

In 1599 they gave their formal allegiance to Juan de Oate, who six years later again visited their country.

Loyola, Oate and Manresa greeted them with delight, and forty-six cities sent petitions for colleges.

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