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[ kahr-bon-l-eyt ]
/ kɑrˈbɒn lˌeɪt /

verb (used with object), car·bon·y·lat·ed, car·bon·y·lat·ing.

to introduce the carbonyl group into (an organic compound).

Nearby words

carbonnade, carbonous, carbonyl, carbonyl chloride, carbonyl group, carbonylate, carbonylic, carboprost tromethamine, carborane, carborundum, carboxy-

Origin of carbonylate

Related formscar·bon·yl·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019