- Also hydrogenize.
- hy·dro·gen·a·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrogenate
to undergo or cause to undergo a reaction with hydrogen: to hydrogenate ethylene
- hydrogenation, hydrogenization or hydrogenisation, noun
- hydrogenator, noun
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Scientific definitions for hydrogenate
To treat or combine chemically an unsaturated compound with hydrogen. Liquid vegetable oils are often hydrogenated to turn them into solids.
To turn coal into oil by combining its carbon with hydrogen to form hydrocarbons.
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