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sulfate

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noun sul·fate \ˈsəl-ˌfāt\

Simple Definition of sulfate

  • chemistry : a salt that is formed when sulfuric acid reacts with another chemical element

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sulfate

  1. 1 :  a salt or ester of sulfuric acid

  2. 2 :  a divalent group or anion SO4 characteristic of sulfuric acid and the sulfates

Origin of sulfate

French, from Latin sulfur


First Known Use: 1788


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sulfate

transitive verb sul·fate

Definition of sulfate

sulfatedsulfating

  1. :  to treat or combine with sulfuric acid or a sulfate



1888

First Known Use of sulfate

1888


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