diastatic

adjective
di·​a·​stat·​ic | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈsta-tik How to pronounce diastatic (audio) \

Definition of diastatic

: relating to or having the properties of diastase especially : converting starch into sugar

First Known Use of diastatic

1881, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About diastatic

Time Traveler for diastatic

Time Traveler

The first known use of diastatic was in 1881

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near diastatic

diastase

diastatic

diastem

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for diastatic

Cite this Entry

“Diastatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diastatic. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for diastatic

diastatic

adjective
di·​a·​stat·​ic | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈstat-ik How to pronounce diastatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of diastatic

: relating to or having the properties of diastase especially : converting starch into sugar

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!