humate

noun

hu·​mate ˈhyü-ˌmāt How to pronounce humate (audio)
ˈyü-
: a salt or ester of a humic acid

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The commercial products use liquid humate (for more consistency than compost tea) and contain beneficial bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 18 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of humate was in 1844

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Cite this Entry

“Humate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humate. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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