carbonate

noun
car·​bon·​ate | \ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt, -nət\

Definition of carbonate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt or ester of carbonic acid

carbonate

verb
car·​bon·​ate | \-ˌnāt \
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 \ noun

Examples of carbonate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

While Vesta was all rock and metal, Dawn found that Ceres had rock and ice, studded with bright spots that indicated the presence of salts or carbonates. Mary Beth Griggs, The Verge, "NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is dead," 1 Nov. 2018 The researchers think the carbonate moved in long after the sediment had turned to rock, during that chemical-swapping metamorphic stage. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "New study argues against some of the oldest evidence for life," 18 Oct. 2018 At night, a lightweight carbonate bed panel holds a latex mattress wrapped in an organic cotton cover, while articulating bed springs add to comfort and airflow. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Colorful camper van is the ultimate adventure vehicle," 5 July 2018 To make the mocktail:​​​​​​​ Mix together ingredients, strain and carbonate. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Mocktail recipes: How to make tasty non-alcoholic drinks for your Fourth of July party," 3 July 2018 Combined, these reactions allow people to tune the hydrogen production and carbonate formation. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Splitting water for fuel while removing CO₂ from the air," 28 June 2018 She keg-carbonates big batches of vodka, gin, rum, Tequila, curacao, lemon and sugarcane cola for a citrusy, spritzy sipper that somehow feels light. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s Interval puts the fern bar on a cocktail menu," 20 June 2018 At Service Bar in D.C., which dishes up cocktails and comfort food like fried chicken, staffers come in hours before opening time to refill syrup bottles, carbonate beverages and cut up garnishes. Rachel Feintzeig, WSJ, "What Should Waiters and Bartenders Earn? The Debate Over the Tipped Wage," 14 June 2018 The uKeg can also be used to force-carbonate homebrew after fermentation. John V. Smith, Philly.com, "A personal keg for Dad," 13 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Unsurprisingly, the promise of free carbonated H2O didn't garner quite the same reaction. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Parisians Aren't Happy About the City's New Open-Air Urinals," 14 Aug. 2018 According to the United States Geological Survey's website, sinkholes are most common when the land below the surface is a type of sediment easily dissolved by groundwater, such as limestone, carbonate rock or salt beds. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "Sewage leaks likely a factor in Houston sinkholes, expert says," 10 July 2018 Their drinks are listed as nonalcoholic (sophisticated, at times sparkling, and priced at $15, the same as the alcoholic selections), carbonated, shaken, stirred straight up or on a big rock. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Cocktails, Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Alike, in Greenwich Village," 24 Apr. 2018 However, a very small amount of water — which is carbonated in this recipe! — can make a very big difference in the consistency. Rebecca Powers, chicagotribune.com, "A German baker has taken pie art to a mesmerizing new level," 19 June 2018 Per capita carbonated soft drink consumption declined to a 31-year low in the U.S. in 2016, according to Beverage-Digest, a trade publication. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "Cannabis sales forecast suggests it may surpass soda by 2030," 4 Apr. 2018 The Duna crew also cranks up the pressure on their keg system to carbonate this soda hard, which brings the persistent low hum of carbonic acid to the party. Ali Bouzari, San Francisco Chronicle, "Housemade: The silent science behind three signature dishes at Duna," 12 Apr. 2018 Yogurt beverages such as Persian Doogh, Turkish Ayran, and Armenian Tan have been around for centuries and today are often carbonated. Molly Yeh, Bon Appetit, "8 Reasons Why Molly Yeh Loves Yogurt More Than LIFE," 13 Mar. 2018 The vast majority of wines are still, not carbonated, and dry, not sweet. Gar Joseph & Marnie Old, Philly.com, "Cheap Buzz: Romantic red bubbles," 7 Feb. 2018

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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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carbonate

verb
car·​bon·​ate | \ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt \
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 \

Medical Definition of carbonate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt or ester of carbonic acid

carbonate

transitive verb
car·​bon·​ate | \-ˌnāt \
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 \ noun

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