verb (used with object), hy·dro·gen·at·ed, hy·dro·gen·at·ing.
Origin of hydrogenate
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hydrogenize or hydrogenise
to undergo or cause to undergo a reaction with hydrogento hydrogenate ethylene
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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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