alkylate

[al-kuh-leyt]Chemistry

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).

Origin of alkylate

First recorded in 1885–90; alkyl + -ate1
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alkylate in Science

alkylate

[ălkə-lāt′]

To add one or more alkyl groups to a compound.
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