chromate

noun

chro·​mate ˈkrō-ˌmāt How to pronounce chromate (audio)
: a salt of chromic acid

Examples of chromate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mixture of sulphate and chromate is very sensitive to darkening under UV light. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 15 Feb. 2011 Nickel mines have been found to increase the release of soluble chromate into groundwater and surface water, experts say. NBC news, 8 Dec. 2021 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, cleveland.com, 30 Aug. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chromate was in 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Chromate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromate. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

chromate

noun
chro·​mate ˈkrō-ˌmāt How to pronounce chromate (audio)
: a salt of chromic acid

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