carboxylate


1car·box·yl·ate

noun \-ˌlāt, -lət\

Definition of CARBOXYLATE

:  a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid

First Known Use of CARBOXYLATE

1884

2car·box·yl·ate

verb \-ˌlāt\
car·box·yl·at·edcar·box·yl·at·ing

Definition of CARBOXYLATE

transitive verb
:  to introduce carboxyl or carbon dioxide into (a compound) with formation of a carboxylic acid
car·box·yl·a·tion \(ˌ)kär-ˌbäk-sə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of CARBOXYLATE

1921

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