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sulfate

[ suhl-feyt ]
/ 藞s蕦l fe瑟t /
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noun
Chemistry. a salt or ester of sulfuric acid.
verb (used with object), sul路fat路ed, sul路fat路ing.
to combine, treat, or impregnate with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or sulfates.
to convert into a sulfate.
Electricity. to form a deposit of lead-sulfate compound on (the lead electrodes of a storage battery).
verb (used without object), sul路fat路ed, sul路fat路ing.
to become sulfated.
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Origin of sulfate

From the New Latin word sulph膩tum, dating back to 1780鈥90. See sulfur, -ate2

OTHER WORDS FROM sulfate

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Medical definitions for sulfate

sulfate
[ s怒lf膩t鈥 ]

n.
A salt or ester of sulfuric acid.
The bivalent group SO4.
A chemical compound containing such a group.
v.
To treat or react with sulfuric acid or a sulfate.
To become sulfated.
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Scientific definitions for sulfate

sulfate
[ s怒lf膩t鈥 ]

A salt or ester of sulfuric acid, containing the group SO4.
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