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ethylate

[ eth-uh-leyt ]
/ 藞蓻胃 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), eth路yl路at路ed, eth路yl路at路ing.
to introduce one or more ethyl groups into (a compound).
noun
Also called ethoxide. a metallic derivative of ethyl alcohol, as potassium ethylate, KOC2H5.
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Origin of ethylate

First recorded in 1860鈥65; ethyl + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM ethylate

eth路yl路a路tion, nounun路eth路yl路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ethylate

ethylate
/ (藞蓻胃瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which an ethyl group is introduced into a molecule
noun
another name for an ethoxide

Derived forms of ethylate

ethylation, noun
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Medical definitions for ethylate

ethylate
[ 臅th蓹-l膩t鈥 ]

n.
A compound in which the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group of an alcohol is replaced by a metallic atom, usually sodium or potassium.
v.
To introduce the ethyl group into a compound.

Other words from ethylate

eth鈥瞴l鈥tion n.
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