carboxylate

noun
car·​box·​yl·​ate | \ kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlāt How to pronounce carboxylate (audio) , -lət \

Definition of carboxylate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid

carboxylate

verb
car·​box·​yl·​ate | \ kär-ˈbäk-sə-ˌlāt How to pronounce carboxylate (audio) \
carboxylated; carboxylating

Definition of carboxylate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to introduce carboxyl or carbon dioxide into (a compound) with formation of a carboxylic acid

Other Words from carboxylate

Verb

carboxylation \ (ˌ)kär-​ˌbäk-​sə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce carboxylate (audio) \ noun

Examples of carboxylate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Infrared spectrometry identified the ink as a colorless lead carboxylate. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 22 Aug. 2019 Over the centuries, those inks would have slowly transformed into invisible lead carboxylate, leaving a seeming blank space on the papyrus. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of carboxylate

Noun

1884, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1880, in the meaning defined above

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carboxylic acid

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More Definitions for carboxylate

carboxylate

transitive verb
car·​box·​yl·​ate | \ -ˌlāt How to pronounce carboxylate (audio) \
carboxylated; carboxylating

Medical Definition of carboxylate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to introduce carboxyl or carbon dioxide into (a compound) with formation of a carboxylic acid

Other Words from carboxylate

carboxylation \ (ˌ)kär-​ˌbäk-​sə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce carboxylate (audio) \ noun

carboxylate

noun
car·​box·​yl·​ate | \ -ˌlāt, -lət How to pronounce carboxylate (audio) \

Medical Definition of carboxylate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid

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