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verb (used with or without object), es·ter·i·fied, es·ter·i·fy·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to convert into an ester.
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Origin of esterify

First recorded in 1900–05; ester + -ify
Related formses·ter·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivees·ter·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for esterify


verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. chem to change or cause to change into an ester
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Derived Formsesterification, noun
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