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xanthate

[zan-theyt]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt or ester of xanthic acid.
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Origin of xanthate

First recorded in 1825–35; xanth(ic acid) + -ate2
Related formsxan·tha·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for xanthate

xanthate

noun
  1. any salt or ester of xanthic acid
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Derived Formsxanthation, noun
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