verb (used with object), bro·mat·ed, bro·mat·ing.
  1. to treat with bromine; brominate.

Origin of bromate

First recorded in 1830–40; brom(ic) + -ate2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for bromate


  1. any salt or ester of bromic acid, containing the monovalent group -BrO 3 or ion BrO 3
  1. to add bromate to (a product), as in the treatment of flour

Word Origin for bromate

C19: probably from German Bromat; see bromo-, -ate 1
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bromate in Medicine


  1. A salt of bromic acid.
  2. An ion of bromic acid.
  1. To treat a substance chemically with a bromate.
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bromate in Science


  1. A salt or ester containing the group BrO3.
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