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acetylate

[ uh-set-l-eyt ]

verb (used with object)

, a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing.
  1. to introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound).


verb (used without object)

, a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing.
  1. to become acetylated.

acetylate

/ əˈsɛtɪˌleɪt /

verb

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


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Derived Forms

  • aˌcetyˈlation, noun

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Other Words From

  • a·cety·lation noun
  • a·cety·lative adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of acetylate1

First recorded in 1905–10; acetyl + -ate 1

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Example Sentences

Very little is known about THC-O’s effects but its production process is similar to how morphine is “acetylated” into heroin.

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