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hydrogenate

[ hahy-druh-juh-neyt, hahy-droj-uh- ]
/ 藞ha瑟 dr蓹 d蕭蓹藢ne瑟t, ha瑟藞dr蓲d蕭 蓹- /
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verb (used with object), hy路dro路gen路at路ed, hy路dro路gen路at路ing.
to combine or treat with hydrogen, especially to add hydrogen to the molecule of (an unsaturated organic compound).
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Origin of hydrogenate

First recorded in 1800鈥10; hydrogen + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrogenate

hy路dro路gen路a路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrogenate

hydrogenate

hydrogenize or hydrogenise

/ (藞ha瑟dr蓹d蕭瑟藢ne瑟t, ha瑟藞dr蓲d蕭瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
to undergo or cause to undergo a reaction with hydrogento hydrogenate ethylene

Derived forms of hydrogenate

hydrogenation, hydrogenization or hydrogenisation, nounhydrogenator, noun
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Scientific definitions for hydrogenate

hydrogenate
[ h墨dr蓹-j蓹-n膩t鈥, h墨-dr艔j蓹-n膩t鈥 ]

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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