demethylate

verb
de·meth·yl·ate | \(ˈ)dē-ˈme-thə-ˌlāt \

Definition of demethylate 

transitive verb

: to remove a methyl group from (a chemical compound)

Other Words from demethylate

demethylation \(ˌ)dē-ˌme-thə-ˈlā-shən \ noun

First Known Use of demethylate

1926, in the meaning defined above

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