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oleate

[ oh-lee-eyt ]

noun

  1. Chemistry. an ester or a salt of oleic acid.
  2. Pharmacology. a preparation, as an ointment, composed of medicated oleic acid.


oleate

/ ˈəʊlɪˌeɪt /

noun

  1. any salt or ester of oleic acid, containing the ion C 17 H 33 COO or the group C 17 H 33 COO-: common components of natural fats


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Word History and Origins

Origin of oleate1

First recorded in 1825–35; ole(ic acid) + -ate 2
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Example Sentences

Glycerin obtained by calcareous saponification, also may contain oleate of lime.

We may thus conceive how a small quantity of stearate or oleate of potash may resist the decomposing action of the soda salts.

Ointment of ammoniated mercury, twenty to sixty grains to the ounce; oleate of mercury, five to ten per cent.

It is doubtful if drugs have any direct influence upon gall-stones, such as sulphate of soda, olive oil or oleate of soda.

Another method of mordanting cotton is to fix the metallic salt on the fibre as a tannate instead of an oleate.

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