acetylate

[ uh-set-l-eyt ]
/ əˈsɛt lˌeɪt /
Chemistry

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.

Nearby words

  1. acetyl group,
  2. acetyl-coa synthetase,
  3. acetyl-coenzyme a,
  4. acetylandromedol,
  5. acetylaniline,
  6. acetylation,
  7. acetylbenzene,
  8. acetylcholine,
  9. acetylcholinesterase,
  10. acetylcysteine

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

/ (əˈsɛtɪˌleɪt) /

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 Formsacetylation, noun

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