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acetylate

[uh-set-l-eyt]Chemistry
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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).
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verb (used without object), a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing.
  1. to become acetylated.
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Also acetylize.

Origin of acetylate

First recorded in 1905–10; acetyl + -ate1
Related formsa·cet·y·la·tion, nouna·cet·y·la·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acetylate

acetylate

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 Formsacetylation, noun
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