titrate

[ tahy-treyt ]

verb (used with or without object),ti·trat·ed, ti·trat·ing.Chemistry.
  1. 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.

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Origin of titrate

1
First recorded in 1860–65; tit(e)r + -ate1

Other words from titrate

  • ti·tra·ta·ble, ti·tra·ble [tahy-truh-buhl], /ˈtaɪ trə bəl/, adjective
  • ti·tra·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for titrate

titrate

/ (ˈtaɪtreɪt) /


verb
  1. (tr) to measure the volume or concentration of (a solution) by titration

Origin of titrate

1
C19: from French titrer; see titre

Derived forms of titrate

  • titratable, adjective

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