ethylate

1 of 2

noun

eth·​yl·​ate
ˈethəˌlāt,
-lə̇t
plural -s

ethylate

2 of 2

transitive verb

eth·​yl·​ate
-ˌlāt
-ed/-ing/-s
: to introduce the ethyl group into (a compound)
ethylation
ˌethəˈlāshən
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

Noun

ethyl + -ate

Transitive verb

ethyl + -ate, verb suffix

First Known Use

Noun

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ethylate was in 1852

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“Ethylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethylate. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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