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lactate

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[ lak-teyt ]
/ ˈlæk teɪt /
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verb (used without object), lac·tat·ed, lac·tat·ing.
to produce milk.
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Origin of lactate

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1885–90; <Latin lactātus, past participle of lactāre to suckle. See lact-, -ate1

Other definitions for lactate (2 of 2)

lactate2
[ lak-teyt ]
/ ˈlæk teɪt /

noun Chemistry.
an ester or salt of lactic acid.

Origin of lactate

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First recorded in 1785–95; lact(ic acid) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for lactate (1 of 2)

lactate1
/ (ˈlækteɪt) /

noun
an ester or salt of lactic acid

Word Origin for lactate

C18: from lacto- + -ate 1

British Dictionary definitions for lactate (2 of 2)

lactate2
/ (ˈlækteɪt) /

verb
(intr) (of mammals) to produce or secrete milk
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Scientific definitions for lactate

lactate
[ lăktāt′ ]

A salt or ester of lactic acid. Lactate is a product of fermentation and is produced during cellular respiration as glucose is broken down.
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