fractionate

verb
frac·​tion·​ate | \ ˈfrak-shə-ˌnāt How to pronounce fractionate (audio) \
fractionated; fractionating

Definition of fractionate

transitive verb

1 : to separate (a mixture) into different portions especially by a fractional process
2 : to divide or break up

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Other Words from fractionate

fractionation \ ˌfrak-​shə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce fractionation (audio) \ noun
fractionator \ ˈfrak-​shə-​ˌnā-​tər How to pronounce fractionator (audio) \ noun

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Buzz: With the help of Botox and fractionated lasers, doctors can erase lines and wrinkles on the chest and even sharpen the appearance of cleavage. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "17 Over-the-Top Beauty Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day," 13 Dec. 2018 Buzz: With the help of Botox and fractionated lasers, doctors can erase lines and wrinkles on the chest and even sharpen the appearance of cleavage. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "17 Over-the-Top Beauty Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day," 13 Dec. 2018 Buzz: With the help of Botox and fractionated lasers, doctors can erase lines and wrinkles on the chest and even sharpen the appearance of cleavage. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "17 Over-the-Top Beauty Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day," 13 Dec. 2018 Buzz: With the help of Botox and fractionated lasers, doctors can erase lines and wrinkles on the chest and even sharpen the appearance of cleavage. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "17 Over-the-Top Beauty Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day," 13 Dec. 2018 Buzz: With the help of Botox and fractionated lasers, doctors can erase lines and wrinkles on the chest and even sharpen the appearance of cleavage. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "17 Over-the-Top Beauty Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day," 13 Dec. 2018 Buzz: With the help of Botox and fractionated lasers, doctors can erase lines and wrinkles on the chest and even sharpen the appearance of cleavage. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "17 Over-the-Top Beauty Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day," 13 Dec. 2018 Buzz: With the help of Botox and fractionated lasers, doctors can erase lines and wrinkles on the chest and even sharpen the appearance of cleavage. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "17 Over-the-Top Beauty Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day," 13 Dec. 2018 Buzz: With the help of Botox and fractionated lasers, doctors can erase lines and wrinkles on the chest and even sharpen the appearance of cleavage. Jessica Prince Erlich, Harper's BAZAAR, "15 Over-the-Top Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day," 9 June 2016

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First Known Use of fractionate

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fractionate

fraction + -ate entry 4

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The first known use of fractionate was in 1867

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fractionate

transitive verb
frac·​tion·​ate | \ -shə-ˌnāt How to pronounce fractionate (audio) \
fractionated; fractionating

Medical Definition of fractionate

: to separate (as a mixture) into different portions (as by distillation or precipitation)

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