deuterate

[ doo-tuh-reyt, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu təˌreɪt, ˈdyu- /

verb (used with object), deu·ter·at·ed, deu·ter·at·ing. Chemistry.

to add deuterium to (a chemical compound).

Nearby words

  1. deusdedit,
  2. deut.,
  3. deuter-,
  4. deuteragonist,
  5. deuteranopia,
  6. deuteride,
  7. deuterium,
  8. deuterium oxide,
  9. deutero-,
  10. deuterocanonical

Origin of deuterate


Related formsdeu·ter·a·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for deuterate

deuterate

/ (ˈdjuːtəˌreɪt) /

verb

to treat or combine with deuterium
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