Chemistry. a salt or ester of sulfuric acid.
verb (used with object), sul·fat·ed, sul·fat·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·fat·ed, sul·fat·ing.
to become sulfated.
Origin of sulfate
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The addition of sulfate groups as esters to molecules.
A salt or ester of sulfuric acid.
The bivalent group SO4.
A chemical compound containing such a group.
To treat or react with sulfuric acid or a sulfate.
To become sulfated.
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A salt or ester of sulfuric acid, containing the group SO4.
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