ab·​i·​e·​tate | \ ˈabēəˌtāt \
plural -s

Definition of abietate

1 : a salt or ester of abietic acid
2 : resinate used chiefly commercially

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First Known Use of abietate

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for abietate

abiet(ic acid) + -ate entry 1

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“Abietate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abietate. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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