carbonate

noun
car·​bon·​ate | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt How to pronounce carbonate (audio) , -nət \

Definition of carbonate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt or ester of carbonic acid

carbonate

verb
car·​bon·​ate | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt How to pronounce carbonate (audio) \
carbonated; carbonating

Definition of carbonate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to convert into a carbonate
2 : to combine or infuse with carbon dioxide carbonated beverages

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Verb

carbonation \ ˌkär-​bə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce carbonate (audio) \ noun

Examples of carbonate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Calcium carbonate is the hard structure in which soft, squishy things call home – the rocky part of the coral and the shell part of the shellfish. Erik Kobayashi-solomon, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Chemical reactions with the basalt turn it into a hard carbonate. Stacy Morford, The Conversation, 4 Apr. 2022 Knowing this, Di Maio thought to introduce that technique to baking, in a process that’s also similar to the one used to make carbonate soda, according to a news release. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 23 Mar. 2022 Sediments from the lake probably did cover the rock, with water percolating through the sediments to fill the fractures with carbonate. New York Times, 15 Feb. 2022 The scientists were asked to assess six different approaches, including manipulations of nutrients, seaweed cultivation, ecosystem recovery, and manipulation of seawater carbonate chemistry. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2021 Sinkholes are common in limestone areas, where water dissolves the carbonate rocks, forming large cavities and conduits underground. David Bressan, Forbes, 5 July 2021 Sinkholes are common in limestone areas, where water dissolves the carbonate rocks, forming large cavities and conduits underground. David Bressan, Forbes, 5 July 2021 Cadmium minerals are very rare and include cadmoselite (a cadmium-selenide), greenockite (a cadmium-sulfide) and otavite (a cadmium-carbonate). David Bressan, Forbes, 4 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Drinkmate is one of the few soda makers that can be used to carbonate any liquid. PEOPLE.com, 15 Apr. 2022 The Drinkmate Home Carbonation System can carbonate any beverage and is compatible with CO2 cartridges from any brand. PEOPLE.com, 15 Apr. 2022 Boosting alkalinity causes a series of chemical reactions that convert dissolved CO2 in the seawater into stable bicarbonate and carbonate molecules, which in turn causes the ocean to absorb more CO2 from the air. Eric Niiler, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2022 Within our theme, FuelCell Energy, a company that designs and manufactures carbonate and solid oxide fuel cells, has performed a bit better than peers, declining by under 2% year-to-date. Trefis Team, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 On the other side, FuelCell Energy, a company that designs and manufactures carbonate and solid oxide fuel cells, has been the weakest performer with its stock down by 28% year-to-date. Trefis Team, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 There are three kinds of salt lakes in the world: carbonate, chloride and sulfate. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 16 Feb. 2022 Although nacre is made of calcium, proteins, and carbonate, the combination of these materials are 3,000 times tougher than each on is on their own. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Nov. 2021 On the other side, FuelCell Energy, a company that designs and manufactures carbonate and solid oxide fuel cells, has been the weakest performer with its stock down by 28% year-to-date. Trefis Team, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of carbonate

Noun

1788, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of carbonate was in 1788

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More Definitions for carbonate

carbonate

verb
car·​bon·​ate | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt How to pronounce carbonate (audio) \
carbonated; carbonating

Kids Definition of carbonate

: to fill with carbon dioxide which escapes in the form of bubbles a carbonated soft drink

carbonate

noun
car·​bon·​ate | \ ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt, -nət How to pronounce carbonate (audio) \

Medical Definition of carbonate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt or ester of carbonic acid

carbonate

transitive verb
car·​bon·​ate | \ -ˌnāt How to pronounce carbonate (audio) \
carbonated; carbonating

Medical Definition of carbonate (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to convert into a carbonate
2 : to impregnate with carbon dioxide

Other Words from carbonate

carbonation \ ˌkär-​bə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce carbonate (audio) \ noun

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