verb (used with object), a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing.
to introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound).
verb (used without object), a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing.
to become acetylated.
Origin of acetylate
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(tr) to introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
(intr) (of a chemical compound) to gain or suffer substitution of an acetyl group
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