[ e-ster-uh-fahy ]
/ ɛˈstɛr əˌfaɪ /
verb (used with or without object), es·ter·i·fied, es·ter·i·fy·ing. Chemistry.
to convert into an ester.
Words nearby esterify
OTHER WORDS FROM esterifyes·ter·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivees·ter·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for esterification
They afford further evidence of the generally low limit of esterification of the cellulose molecule.
It also appears that instability may be due to by-products of the esterification process derived from the cellulose itself.
British Dictionary definitions for esterification
/ (ɛˈstɛrəˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
chem to change or cause to change into an ester
Derived forms of esterifyesterification, noun
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Medicine definitions for esterification
[ ĕ-stĕr′ə-fĭ-kā′shən ]
A chemical reaction resulting in the formation of at least one ester product.
Other words from esterificationes•ter′i•fied (ĕ-stĕr′ə-fīd′) adj.
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