deuterate

verb
deu·​ter·​ate | \ ˈdü-tə-ˌrāt How to pronounce deuterate (audio) also ˈdyü- \
deuterated; deuterating

Definition of deuterate

transitive verb

: to introduce deuterium into (a compound)

Other Words from deuterate

deuteration \ ˌd(y)ü-​tə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce deuterate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of deuterate

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Deuterate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deuterate. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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deuterate

transitive verb
deu·​ter·​ate | \ ˈd(y)üt-ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce deuterate (audio) \
deuterated; deuterating

Medical Definition of deuterate

: to introduce deuterium into (a compound)

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