deuterate

verb

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

transitive verb

: to introduce deuterium into (a compound)
deuteration noun

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deuterate was in 1947

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“Deuterate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deuterate. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

deuterate

transitive verb
deu·​ter·​ate ˈd(y)üt-ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce deuterate (audio)
deuterated; deuterating
: to introduce deuterium into (a compound)
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