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 carbonation (audio) \ noun

Examples of carbonate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The idea here is that many photosynthetic plankton with calcium-carbonate shells went extinct. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "End-Cretaceous mass extinction saw big swings in ocean pH," 24 Oct. 2019 The roaster with Han Solo frozen in carbonate on the lid is a personal favorite among PEOPLE Food editors. Ana Calderone, PEOPLE.com, "Le Creuset Releases Star Wars Line with a Pan Replica of Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite," 4 Oct. 2019 The change in the ocean's pH makes carbonate ions less abundant. Jen Christensen, CNN, "Fish are in trouble with the climate crisis, IPCC report finds," 25 Sep. 2019 Eggshells have minerals that contain carbonate which is also present in the bone. Michelle A. Nguyen, The Conversation, "Reimagining eggshells and other everyday items to grow human tissues and organs," 18 Sep. 2019 With sand, the more carbonate there is to produce carbon-dioxide gas, the greater the acoustic shift. The Economist, "The sound of sand reveals its source," 14 Sep. 2019 That acidic water also removes many floating carbonate ions that organisms like mussels and clams use to build their sturdy shells. Katie Camero, Science | AAAS, "Ocean acidification could boost shell growth in marine life like snails and sea urchins," 23 July 2019 To the untrained eye, one bucket of beach sand looks much like another but mixed into the multitude of microscopic minerals are carbonate chemicals left behind from the shells of long-dead sea creatures such as molluscs. The Economist, "The sound of sand reveals its source," 14 Sep. 2019 The giant mass of carbonate climbed out of the sea, transforming into land under a hot and humid climate. Peter Byrne, Quanta Magazine, "Early Life in Death Valley," 24 Apr. 2014 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Their patience paid off, and this very special, very delicious (and softly carbonated) beer is available in retail outlets and in the taproom as of Friday, Nov. 1. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "First Foeder-fermented beer from BlackStack is a winner," 5 Nov. 2019 In the United States, Anheuser-Busch InBev lost out on booming demand for hard seltzer, or carbonated alcoholic drinks that come in cans. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Budweiser brewer hit by slumping sales in China," 25 Oct. 2019 In 1994, Richard Heinichen began bottling and carbonating the rainwater that collected in tanks outside his home in Dripping Springs, Tex. Sheila Marikar, New York Times, "The Seltzer Bubble," 13 July 2019 PepsiCo last year bought SodaStream—a maker of countertop machines that carbonate tap water—in a $3.2 billion deal. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Coke and Pepsi Want to Sell You Bottled Water Without the Bottle," 21 June 2019 In 2017, Spindrift discontinued the soda line and removed all natural flavors and essences from the sparkling waters, leaving behind a short list of recognizable ingredients: carbonated water, fruit, other fruit, sometimes citric acid. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "How we stopped counting calories and learned to love Spindrift," 29 July 2019 Use a lemonade — preferably one that’s carbonated — or a soda or juice and it’s simply called a shandy. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, "The West Coast’s new radlers and shandys," 7 Aug. 2019 But a live beer can become volatile and over-carbonated. Zak Stambor, chicagotribune.com, "Canned sour beers that explode with flavor, but won’t explode the can," 23 July 2019 In 1956, Mitchell’s attempt to create instantly self-carbonating soda resulted instead in the candy now known as Pop Rocks, which was patented in 1961 and hit the market in the mid-1970s. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "The Scientist Behind Some of Our Favorite Junk Foods," 20 July 2019

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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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27 Nov 2019

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“Carbonate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbonation. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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 carbonation (audio) \ noun

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