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

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Verb

carboxylation \ (ˌ)kär-​ˌbäk-​sə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce carboxylation (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, "Physicists discover hidden text in what was thought to be blank Egyptian papyri," 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, "Physicists discover hidden text in what was thought to be blank Egyptian papyri," 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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The first known use of carboxylate was in 1880

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“Carboxylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carboxylate. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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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 carboxylation (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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