chro·​mate | \ ˈkrō-ˌmāt How to pronounce chromate (audio) \

Definition of chromate

: a salt of chromic acid

Examples of chromate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Surveillance footage later revealed Dagley drilled into tanks of sodium cyanide, hydrochloric acid, yellow chromate, ferrous chloride, and sulfuric acid, according to a current owner, Ed Cochran. Courtney Astolfi,, "Man drilled holes in tanks of cyanide, acid at Cleveland company he once owned, police said," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of chromate

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromate

borrowed from French, from chrôme chrome entry 1 + -ate -ate entry 1

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The first known use of chromate was in 1815

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“Chromate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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chro·​mate | \ ˈkrō-ˌmāt How to pronounce chromate (audio) \

Medical Definition of chromate

: a salt of chromic acid

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