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.
Related formsti·tra·ta·ble, ti·tra·ble [tahy-truh-buh l] /ˈtaɪ trə bəl/, adjectiveti·tra·tion, noun
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Historical Examples of titrate
After letting stand 30 minutes, filter and then titrate 50 cc.
Titrate the distillate with N/10 alkali, using phenolphthalein as an indicator.
Add phenolphthalein to the filtrate and titrate with N/10 acid and calculate the per cent.
Dissolve the residue in neutral alcohol and titrate with standard alkali using phenolphthalein as an indicator.
Dissolve the ash in distilled water and titrate total alkalinity, using as indicator methyl orange cold or litmus boiling.
British Dictionary definitions for titrate
Derived Formstitratable, adjective
(tr) to measure the volume or concentration of (a solution) by titration
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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Related formsti′trat′a•ble adj.ti′tra′tor n.
To determine the concentration of a solution by titration or perform the operation of titration.
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