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[al-kuh-haw-leyt, -ho-; al-kuh-haw-lit, -hol-it]
noun Chemistry.
  1. any of a class of compounds, analogous to hydrates, containing chemically combined alcohol, as chloral alcoholate, C4Cl3H7O2.
  2. alkoxide.
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Origin of alcoholate

First recorded in 1860–65; alcohol + -ate2
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Historical Examples of alcoholate

  • The first, by which liqueurs of the highest class are prepared, is the “distillation” or “alcoholate” process.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6


  • The mixture of spirit, water and flavouring matters which distils over is termed the “alcoholate.”