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esterify

[ e-ster-uh-fahy ]
/ 蓻藞st蓻r 蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with or without object), es路ter路i路fied, es路ter路i路fy路ing.Chemistry.
to convert into an ester.
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Origin of esterify

First recorded in 1900鈥05; ester + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM esterify

es路ter路i路fi路a路ble, adjectivees路ter路i路fi路ca路tion, noun

Words nearby esterify

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British Dictionary definitions for esterify

esterify
/ (蓻藞st蓻r蓹藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
chem to change or cause to change into an ester

Derived forms of esterify

esterification, noun
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