benzoate

noun

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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 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 Feeding fish a pesticide with the active ingredient of emamectin benzoate became the tool of choice to control lice, Carr said. Patrick Whittle, The Seattle Times, 17 Sep. 2017 Feeding fish a pesticide with the active ingredient of emamectin benzoate became the tool of choice to control lice, Carr said. Patrick Whittle, The Seattle Times, 17 Sep. 2017 Feeding fish a pesticide with the active ingredient of emamectin benzoate became the tool of choice to control lice, Carr said. Patrick Whittle, The Seattle Times, 17 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1788, in the meaning defined above

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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 6 Oct. 2022.

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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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