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alkylate

[ al-kuh-leyt ]
/ ˈæl kəˌleɪt /
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noun

a substance produced by adding one or more alkyl groups to a compound.

verb (used with object), al·kyl·at·ed, al·kyl·at·ing.

to add one or more alkyl groups to (a compound).

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Origin of alkylate

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

alkylate
[ ălkə-lāt′ ]

To add one or more alkyl groups to a compound.
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