ammoniate

verb

am·​mo·​ni·​ate ə-ˈmō-nē-ˌāt How to pronounce ammoniate (audio)
ammoniated; ammoniating

transitive verb

1
: to combine or impregnate with ammonia or an ammonium compound
2
: to subject to ammonification
ammoniation noun

Examples of ammoniate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leave products that contain sugar, corn syrup, cane molasses, fructose, glucose, and ammoniated glycyrrhizin (a licorice extract) on the shelf. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, 17 June 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ammoniate was in 1791

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“Ammoniate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammoniate. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

ammoniate

transitive verb
am·​mo·​ni·​ate ə-ˈmō-nē-ˌāt How to pronounce ammoniate (audio)
ammoniated; ammoniating
1
: to combine or impregnate with ammonia or an ammonium compound
2
: to subject to ammonification
ammoniation noun
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