verb (used with object), am·mo·ni·at·ed, am·mo·ni·at·ing.

to treat or cause to unite with ammonia.


Also ammonate. a compound formed by adding ammonia in stoichiometric proportions to another compound, as CaCl2⋅8NH3 or CuSO4⋅4NH3.

Origin of ammoniate

1835–45; ammoni(a) + -ate1 (for def 1), -ate2 (for def 2)
Related formsam·mo·ni·a·tion, nounun·am·mo·ni·at·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ammoniate



to unite or treat with ammonia


another name for ammine
Derived Formsammoniation, noun
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