[ oh-lee-eyt ]
/ ˈoʊ liˌeɪt /


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

Origin of oleate

First recorded in 1825–35; ole(ic acid) + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for oleate

/ (ˈəʊlɪˌeɪt) /


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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Medical definitions for oleate

[ ōlē-āt′ ]


A salt or ester of oleic acid.
A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a combination or solution of an alkaloid or metallic base in oleic acid.
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