acylate

verb
ac·​yl·​ate | \ ˈa-sə-ˌlāt How to pronounce acylate (audio) \
acylated; acylating

Definition of acylate

transitive verb

: to introduce an acyl radical into

Other Words from acylate

acylation \ ˌa-​sə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce acylation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of acylate

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acylate

acyl + -ate entry 4, after German acyliren

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about acylate

Dictionary Entries near acylate

acyclovir

acyl

acylamino

acylate

acyloin

acyloxy

AD

Statistics for acylate

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for acylate

The first known use of acylate was in 1889

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for acylate

acylate

transitive verb
ac·​yl·​ate | \ -ˌlāt How to pronounce acylate (audio) \
acylated; acylating

Medical Definition of acylate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to introduce an acyl group into

Other Words from acylate

acylation \ ˌas-​ə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce acylation (audio) , ˌā-​sə-​ How to pronounce acylation (audio) \ noun

acylate

noun
ac·​yl·​ate | \ ˈas-ə-ˌlāt, ˈā-sə-lət How to pronounce acylate (audio) \

Medical Definition of acylate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a salt or ester of an organic acid titanium acylates

More from Merriam-Webster on acylate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with acylate

Comments on acylate

What made you want to look up acylate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a usually brief trip or an expedition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!