esterify

verb

es·​ter·​i·​fy e-ˈster-ə-ˌfī How to pronounce esterify (audio)
esterified; esterifying

transitive verb

: to convert into an ester
esterification noun

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of esterify was in 1898

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“Esterify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/esterify. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

esterify

transitive verb
es·​ter·​i·​fy e-ˈster-ə-ˌfī How to pronounce esterify (audio)
esterified; esterifying
: to convert into an ester
esterifiable adjective
esterification noun
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