ethylate

[ eth-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈɛθ əˌleɪt /
Chemistry

verb (used with object), eth·yl·at·ed, eth·yl·at·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 1860–65; ethyl + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM ethylate

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

ethylate
/ (ˈɛθɪˌleɪt) /

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
[ ĕthə-lāt′ ]

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′yl•ation n.
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