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noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt of any tungstic acid.
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Origin of tungstate

First recorded in 1790–1800; tungst(ic acid) + -ate2
Also called wolframate.
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Examples from the Web for tungstate

Historical Examples

  • Tungsten is also found in the mineral scheelite, a tungstate of lime.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • On the inside of this is spread a layer of tungstate of calcium.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions

    Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin

  • The substance which he employed was the tungstate of calcium.

  • Of course the tungstate of soda that I soaked the clothes in wouldn't keep them from catching fire if I put the suit in a furnace.

  • As Ham Logan had guessed, the young fire-eater was mixing up a solution of tungstate of soda.

British Dictionary definitions for tungstate


  1. a salt of tungstic acid
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Word Origin

C20: from tungst (en) + -ate 1
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