fractionate

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verb frac·tion·ate \ˈfrak-shə-ˌnāt\

Definition of fractionate

fractionated

;

fractionating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to separate (a mixture) into different portions especially by a fractional process

  3. 2 :  to divide or break up

fractionation

play \ˌfrak-shə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

fractionator

play \ˈfrak-shə-ˌnā-tər\ noun

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First Known Use of fractionate

1867


Medical Dictionary

fractionate

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transitive verb frac·tion·ate \-shə-ˌnāt\

Medical Definition of fractionate

fractionated

;

fractionating

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

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