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alkylate

[ al-kuh-leyt ]
/ 藞忙l k蓹藢le瑟t /
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noun
a substance produced by adding one or more alkyl groups to a compound.
verb (used with object), al路kyl路at路ed, al路kyl路at路ing.
to add one or more alkyl groups to (a compound).
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Origin of alkylate

First recorded in 1885鈥90; alkyl + -ate1
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Scientific definitions for alkylate

alkylate
[ 膬lk蓹-l膩t鈥 ]

To add one or more alkyl groups to a compound.
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