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decarboxylate

[dee-kahr-bok-suh-leyt]
verb (used with object), de·car·box·yl·at·ed, de·car·box·yl·at·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to remove the carboxyl group from (an organic compound).
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Origin of decarboxylate

First recorded in 1920–25; de- + carboxylate
Related formsde·car·box·yl·a·tion, noun
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