acetylate

verb
acet·​y·​late | \ə-ˈse-tᵊl-ˌāt \
acetylated; acetylating

Definition of acetylate 

transitive verb

: to introduce the acetyl radical into (a compound)

Other Words from acetylate

acetylation \-​ˌse-​tᵊl-​ˈā-​shən \ noun
acetylative \-​ˈset-​ᵊl-​ˌā-​tiv \ adjective

First Known Use of acetylate

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acetylate

acetyl + -ate entry 4

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acetylate

transitive verb
acet·​y·​late | \ə-ˈset-ᵊl-ˌāt \
acetylated; acetylating

Medical Definition of acetylate 

: to introduce the acetyl radical into (a compound)

Other Words from acetylate

acetylation \-​ˌset-​ᵊl-​ˈā-​shən \ noun
acetylative \-​ˈset-​ᵊl-​ˌāt-​iv \ adjective

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