hydroxylate

verb
hy·​drox·​yl·​ate | \ hī-ˈdräk-sə-ˌlāt How to pronounce hydroxylate (audio) \
hydroxylated; hydroxylating

Definition of hydroxylate

transitive verb

: to introduce hydroxyl into

Other Words from hydroxylate

hydroxylation \ hī-​ˌdräk-​sə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce hydroxylation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of hydroxylate

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydroxylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxylation. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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