car·​ba·​mate ˈkär-bə-ˌmāt How to pronounce carbamate (audio)
: a salt or ester of carbamic acid
especially : one that is a synthetic organic insecticide

Examples of carbamate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new analysis focuses on two groups of chemicals — organophosphates and some carbamates — that are commonly used in insecticides. Evan Bush, NBC News, 15 Nov. 2023 The Russian proposal covers the same compounds and adds a third group of Novichoks and two families of carbamates. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, 23 Oct. 2019 Aldicarb is a carbamate, which works by preventing a certain enzyme from breaking down the chemical substances that transmit nerve impulses. Alexander Braczkowski, National Geographic, 13 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carbamate was in 1888

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“Carbamate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


: a salt or ester of carbamic acid see urethane

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