transitive verb
ac·​e·​ton·​ate | \ ˈa-sə-(ˌ)tō-ˌnāt, -sə-tə- \
variants: or less commonly acetonize \ ˈa-​sə-​(ˌ)tō-​ˌnīz , -​sə-​tə-​ \

Definition of acetonate

: to combine with acetone

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First Known Use of acetonate

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetonate

acetone + -ate or -ize

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“Acetonate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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