- 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
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After letting stand 30 minutes, filter and then titrate 50 cc.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value
Titrate the distillate with N/10 alkali, using phenolphthalein as an indicator.All About Coffee
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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.
- (tr) to measure the volume or concentration of (a solution) by titration
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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To determine the concentration of a solution by titration or perform the operation of titration.
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