acetalize

transitive verb
ac·​e·​tal·​ize | \ ˈa-sə-ˌta-ˌlīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of acetalize

: to convert (as an aldehyde) into an acetal

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First Known Use of acetalize

circa 1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetalize

acetal + -ize

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The first known use of acetalize was circa 1927

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“Acetalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetalize. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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