[ eth-uh-leyt ]
/ ˈɛθ əˌleɪt /
verb (used with object), eth·yl·at·ed, eth·yl·at·ing.
to introduce one or more ethyl groups into (a compound).
Words nearby ethylate
OTHER WORDS FROM ethylateeth·yl·a·tion, nounun·eth·yl·at·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ethylate
/ (ˈɛθɪˌleɪt) /
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which an ethyl group is introduced into a molecule
another name for an ethoxide
Derived forms of ethylateethylation, noun
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Medicine definitions for ethylate
[ ĕth′ə-lāt′ ]
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.
Other words from ethylateeth′yl•a′tion n.
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