verb (used with object), car·bon·at·ed, car·bon·at·ing.
Origin of carbonate
Examples from the Web for carbonates
So it carbonates all of these, I'd say latent desires, to have more meaning in his life.'About a Boy' Star David Walton Is No Hugh Grant, in the Best Way|Kevin Fallon|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It carbonates water for you, so you have club soda any time you want.
Nitrates of cerium have been described, as have also phosphates, carbonates and a carbide.
Some of these bacteria can obtain their carbon from CO2 or carbonates, and their nitrogen from nitrates or ammonium salts.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
The same applies to all the alkaline bases and their carbonates.
We may, for example, differentiate in this way the alkaline bicarbonates from the sesqui-carbonates or the carbonates.The Mechanism of Life|Stphane Leduc
The carbonates, especially calcium carbonate, constitute great strata of rocks, and are found in almost every locality.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
noun (ˈkɑːbəˌneɪt, -nɪt)
Word Origin for carbonate
1805, "to form into a carbonate," from carbonate (n.) by influence of French carbonater "transform into a carbonate." Meaning "to impregnate with carbonic acid gas (i.e. carbon dioxide)" is from 1850s. Related: Carbonated; carbonating.
1794, from French carbonate "salt of carbonic acid" (Lavoisier), from Modern Latin carbonatem "a carbonated (substance)," from Latin carbo (see carbon).