carbonylate

transitive verb
car·​bon·​y·​late | \ kär-ˈbä-nə-ˌlāt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of carbonylate

: to introduce the carbonyl group into (an organic compound)

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Other Words from carbonylate

carbonylation \ (ˌ)kär-​ˌbä-​nə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce carbonylate (audio) \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for carbonylate

carbonyl + -ate

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“Carbonylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbonylate. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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