[ 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM esterifyes·ter·i·fi·a·ble, adjectivees·ter·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for esterify
/ (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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