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hydrogenation

[ hī′drə-jə-nāshən, hī-drŏj′ə- ]
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n.
The addition of hydrogen to a compound, especially to solidify an unsaturated fat or fatty acid.
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How to use hydrogenation in a sentence

  • It is evidently what the chemists call an "unsaturated" compound, one that has not reached its limit of hydrogenation.

    Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
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