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.

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Also acetylize.

Origin of acetylate

First recorded in 1905–10; acetyl + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM acetylate

a·cet·y·la·tion, nouna·cet·y·la·tive, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for acetylation

  • The furfural constants of the lignocellulose are unaffected by the acetylation and condensation.

British Dictionary definitions for acetylation

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 forms of acetylate

acetylation, noun
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Medical definitions for acetylation

acetylation
[ ə-sĕt′l-āshən ]

n.

A reaction, usually with acetic acid, that introduces an acetyl radical into an organic compound.
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