verb (used with or without object), ti·trat·ed, ti·trat·ing. Chemistry.

to ascertain the quantity of a given constituent by adding a liquid reagent of known strength and measuring the volume necessary to convert the constituent to another form.

Nearby words

  1. titoism,
  2. titoki,
  3. titov,
  4. titrable,
  5. titrant,
  6. titration,
  7. titre,
  8. titrimetric,
  9. tits and ass,
  10. titter

Origin of titrate

First recorded in 1860–65; tit(e)r + -ate1

Related formsti·tra·ta·ble, ti·tra·ble [tahy-truh-buh l] /ˈtaɪ trə bəl/, adjectiveti·tra·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for titrate



(tr) to measure the volume or concentration of (a solution) by titration
Derived Formstitratable, adjective

Word Origin for titrate

C19: from French titrer; see titre

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Word Origin and History for titrate



1870, from French titrer, from titre "title, qualification" (see titration).

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Medicine definitions for titrate




To determine the concentration of a solution by titration or perform the operation of titration.
Related formstitrat′a•ble adj.titra′tor n.

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