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methylate

[ meth-uh-leyt ]
/ 藞m蓻胃 蓹藢le瑟t /
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noun
Also called methoxide. any derivative of methyl alcohol, as sodium methylate, CH3ONa.
any compound containing the methyl group.
verb (used with object), meth路yl路at路ed, meth路yl路at路ing.
(in a compound) to replace (one or more hydrogen atoms) with the methyl group.
to mix with methyl alcohol, as in the denaturation of ethyl alcohol.
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Origin of methylate

First recorded in 1825鈥35; methyl- + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM methylate

meth路yl路a路tor, nounun路meth路yl路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for methylate

methylate
/ (藞m蓻胃瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to mix with methanol
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which a methyl group is introduced into a molecule
noun
another name for methoxide

Derived forms of methylate

methylation, nounmethylator, noun
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Medical definitions for methylate

methylate
[ m臅th蓹-l膩t鈥 ]

v.
To mix or combine with methyl alcohol.
To combine with the methyl radical.
n.
An organic compound in which the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group of methyl alcohol is replaced by a metal.
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Scientific definitions for methylate

methylate
[ m臅th蓹-l膩t鈥 ]

Noun
An organic compound having the general formula CH3OR, in which R is a metal. Methylates are formed by replacing the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group (OH) of methyl alcohol with a metal.
Verb
To combine with the methyl radical.
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