benzoate

noun

ben·​zo·​ate ˈben-zə-ˌwāt How to pronounce benzoate (audio)
-zō-ˌāt
: a salt or ester of benzoic acid

Examples of benzoate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in this case, the nail polish removers that have the best ratings from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) all contain the same two ingredients: acetone and a bittering agent called denatonium benzoate. Lorraine Wilde, Treehugger, 23 Jan. 2023 The ethanol used to make hand sanitizers is denatured alcohol, made unfit for human consumption by adding compounds such as denatonium benzoate, a very bitter substance with awful taste. Lorena Villanueva-Almanza, The Indianapolis Star, 2 July 2020 Early intervention The City of Milwaukee has been injecting ash trees on streets every other year since 2009 with an insecticide, emamectin benzoate, at a cost of $1 million a year. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2018 Feeding fish a pesticide with the active ingredient of emamectin benzoate became the tool of choice to control lice, Carr said. Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of benzoate was in 1788

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“Benzoate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzoate. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

benzoate

noun
ben·​zo·​ate ˈben-zə-ˌwāt How to pronounce benzoate (audio)
: a salt or ester of benzoic acid

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