verb (used with object), eth·yl·at·ed, eth·yl·at·ing.
to introduce one or more ethyl groups into (a compound).
Origin of ethylate
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to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which an ethyl group is introduced into a molecule
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A compound in which the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group of an alcohol is replaced by a metallic atom, usually sodium or potassium.
To introduce the ethyl group into a compound.
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