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decarboxylate

[ dee-kahr-bok-suh-leyt ]
/ 藢di k蓱r藞b蓲k s蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), de路car路box路yl路at路ed, de路car路box路yl路at路ing.Chemistry.
to remove the carboxyl group from (an organic compound).
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Origin of decarboxylate

First recorded in 1920鈥25; de- + carboxylate

OTHER WORDS FROM decarboxylate

de路car路box路yl路a路tion, noun
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