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acetylate

[ uh-set-l-eyt ]
/ 蓹藞s蓻t l藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), a路cet路y路lat路ed, a路cet路y路lat路ing.
to introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound).
verb (used without object), a路cet路y路lat路ed, a路cet路y路lat路ing.
to become acetylated.
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Also acetylize.

Origin of acetylate

First recorded in 1905鈥10; acetyl + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM acetylate

a路cet路y路la路tion, nouna路cet路y路la路tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acetylate

acetylate
/ (蓹藞s蓻t瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
(intr) (of a chemical compound) to gain or suffer substitution of an acetyl group

Derived forms of acetylate

acetylation, noun
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