ethylate

noun
eth·​yl·​ate | \ ˈethəˌlāt, -lə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of ethylate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

eth·​yl·​ate | \ -ˌlāt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of ethylate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to introduce the ethyl group into (a compound)

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Other Words from ethylate

Transitive verb

ethylation \ ˌethəˈlāshən \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of ethylate

Noun

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethylate

Noun

ethyl + -ate

Transitive verb

ethyl + -ate, verb suffix

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The first known use of ethylate was in 1852

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“Ethylate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethylate. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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