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[suh-lis-uh-leyt, -lit, sal-uh-sil-eyt, sal-uh-sil-]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt or ester of salicylic acid.
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Origin of salicylate

First recorded in 1835–45; salicyl(ic acid) + -ate2
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Examples from the Web for salicylate

Historical Examples

  • Pilocarpin, and salicylate of soda, and mercury do not tend towards cheerfulness.

    The Man

    Bram Stoker

  • "Salicylate of soda and sugar of milk," replied the traveling man.

    The Great American Fraud

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • This oil is methylo-salicylic ether, or salicylate of methyl.

  • He took all the morphia, but he also took the salicylate prescribed by Camenis.

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives

  • He has been taking some salicylate of soda, and I have tried to persuade him to give it up.

British Dictionary definitions for salicylate


  1. any salt or ester of salicylic acid
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salicylate in Medicine


(sə-lĭsə-lāt′, -lĭt, săl′ĭ-sĭlĭt)
  1. A salt or ester of salicylic acid.
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salicylate in Science


[sə-lĭsə-lāt′, -lĭt, săl′ə-sĭlĭt]
  1. A salt or ester of salicylic acid, containing the group C7H5O3.
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