bromate

noun

bro·​mate ˈbrō-ˌmāt How to pronounce bromate (audio)
: a salt of bromic acid

Examples of bromate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Potassium bromate acts as a leavening agent in baked goods. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Nov. 2023 The state law, which takes effect in 2027, also outlaws potassium bromate, used in baked goods and tortillas. Julie Creswell, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2023 Potassium bromate, a flour additive that helps bread rise higher, has also been linked to cancer in lab animals. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, 10 Oct. 2023 Potassium bromate, a flour additive that improves the texture of baked goods and allows bread to rise higher, has also been linked to cancer in lab animals. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, 12 Sep. 2023 For example, the FDA said that when used properly, potassium bromate converts into a harmless substance during food production. Danya Bacchus, Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 10 Apr. 2023 Both potassium bromate and propylparaben are often found in baked goods, the former adding rise and strength to bread and pizza doughs, and the latter serving as a preservative in items such as tortillas, honey buns and trail mix. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2023 Potassium bromate and azodicarbonamide are generally recognized as safe by the USDA, but banned in European countries because of their links to cancer and respiratory problems. Danielle Centoni, Bon Appetit, 21 June 2017 When water containing bromine ions from natural mineral deposits is purified with ozone (O3), bromate (BrO3) is born. Patrick Di Justo, WIRED, 28 Feb. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bromate was in 1830

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“Bromate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bromate. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

bromate

1 of 2 noun
bro·​mate ˈbrō-ˌmāt How to pronounce bromate (audio)
: a salt of bromic acid

bromate

2 of 2 transitive verb
bromated; bromating
: to treat with a bromate
broadly : brominate
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