verb (used with or without object), es·ter·i·fied, es·ter·i·fy·ing. Chemistry.
to convert into an ester.
Origin of esterify
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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.
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
chem to change or cause to change into an ester
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A chemical reaction resulting in the formation of at least one ester product.
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