phenolate

[ feen-l-eyt ]
/ ˈfin lˌeɪt /

noun

Also called phenoxide. a salt of phenol, as sodium phenolate, C6H5ONa.

verb (used with object), phe·no·lat·ed, phe·no·lat·ing.

to treat, impregnate, or disinfect with phenol; carbolize.

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Origin of phenolate

First recorded in 1880–85; phenol + -ate2, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for phenolate

phenolate
/ (ˈfiːnəˌleɪt) /

verb

Also: carbolize (tr) to treat or disinfect with phenol

noun

another name (not in technical usage) for phenoxide
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Medical definitions for phenolate

phenolate
[ fēnə-lāt′ ]

n.

A salt of phenol.phenoxide
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