esterify

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

Definition of esterify

transitive verb

: to convert into an ester

Other Words from esterify

esterification \ e-​ˌster-​ə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce esterification (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of esterify

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Esterify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/esterify. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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

Medical Definition of esterify

: to convert into an ester

Other Words from esterify

esterifiable \ e-​ˌster-​ə-​ˈfī-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce esterifiable (audio) \ adjective
esterification \ -​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce esterification (audio) \ noun

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