[ tahy-treyt ]
/ ˈtaɪ treɪt /

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.

Origin of titrate

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

Related forms

ti·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


/ (ˈtaɪtreɪt) /


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

Derived Forms

titratable, adjective

Word Origin for titrate

C19: from French titrer; see titre
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Medicine definitions for titrate


[ tītrāt′ ]


To determine the concentration of a solution by titration or perform the operation of titration.

Related forms

titrat′a•ble adj.titra′tor n.
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