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1sulfonate

noun sul·fo·nate \ˈsəl-fə-ˌnāt\

Definition of SULFONATE

:  a salt or ester of a sulfonic acid

First Known Use of SULFONATE

1876

2sulfonate

transitive verb
sulfonat·edsulfonat·ing

Definition of SULFONATE

:  to introduce the SO3H group into; broadly :  to treat (an organic substance) with sulfuric acid
sul·fo·na·tion \ˌsəl-fə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of SULFONATE

1882

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