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fractionate

[ frak-shuh-neyt ]
/ 藞fr忙k 蕛蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with object), frac路tion路at路ed, frac路tion路at路ing.
to separate or divide into component parts, fragments, divisions, etc.
to separate (a mixture) into ingredients or into portions having different properties, as by distillation or crystallization; cause to undergo fractional distillation, crystallization, or the like.
to obtain by such a process.
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Origin of fractionate

First recorded in 1865鈥70; fraction + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for fractionate

fractionate
/ (藞fr忙k蕛蓹藢ne瑟t) /

verb
to separate or cause to separate into constituents or into fractions containing concentrated constituents
(tr) chem to obtain (a constituent of a mixture) by a fractional process

Derived forms of fractionate

fractionation, nounfractionator, noun
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