lactate

noun
lac·​tate | \ ˈlak-ˌtāt How to pronounce lactate (audio) \

Definition of lactate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt or ester of lactic acid

lactate

verb
lactated; lactating

Definition of lactate (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to secrete milk

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Examples of lactate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For marathoners, running your rest periods at marathon pace or slightly slower can teach your body how to burn fat and clear lactate while running at goal pace. Jeff Gaudette, Outside Online, 30 Aug. 2019 Joyner said such a runner would need a combination of high oxygen consumption, high lactate threshold, and, especially, great running economy. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 21 Aug. 2021 Their father, who is their coach, has tightly controlled all interval sessions with measures of heart rate and blood lactate concentration. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 10 Aug. 2021 The physiology is complex, but in a nutshell, what’s going on is that lactate is produced in the first, high-energy step of burning glucose—a process that does not require oxygen. Richard A. Lovett, Outside Online, 22 Jan. 2020 The overwhelming amount of lactate that builds up in the muscles feels awful—but that’s exactly what Shiffrin experiences at the bottom of a long World Cup run, explains Lackie. Hayden Carpenter, Outside Online, 25 Dec. 2021 These exfoliating discs are drenched in phytic acid, salicylic acid, and sodium lactate—three powerful ingredients that help to buff away dead skin cells and prepare your skin for the rest of your regimen. Lauren Joseph, Forbes, 22 June 2021 The runners’ blood contained far more substances related to fueling and metabolism, with especially high levels of lactate, which is produced in abundance by working muscles. Gretchen Reynolds, Star Tribune, 21 Nov. 2020 No difference in heart rate, lactate, or perceived exertion. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 28 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The theory is that the salt in the injection triggers feedback through certain nerve fibers known as group III/IV afferents—the same nerves triggered by metabolites like lactate during hard exercise. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 21 July 2020 This is largely because training at this intensity increases the body’s capacity to recycle lactate for muscle fuel. Matt Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 14 Sep. 2018 Patches can be designed, Rogers says, to measure many other things, ranging from electrolyte loss to the amount of glucose, lactate, proteins, or cortisol in your sweat. Richard A. Lovett, Outside Online, 11 Dec. 2020 The most direct way that BFR may be able to benefit runners is by boosting the body’s ability to clear lactate and enhance strength endurance. Outside Online, 13 May 2021 But sRPE is proven to have a high correlation with heart rate and lactate production. Amby Burfoot, Outside Online, 2 Oct. 2020 The company also plans consumer glucose and lactate biosensors, aimed at helping people optimize nutrition and exercise. Casey Ross And Katie Palmer, STAT, 14 Jan. 2022 But there too, her unborn child is echoed in the face of a young girl in a store, and her body, unconscious of her loss, starts to lactate. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, 12 Jan. 2021 Males have a venomous spur on their hind legs, and females lactate by sweating on their tummies. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of lactate

Noun

circa 1794, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lactate

Verb

Latin lactatus, past participle of lactare, from lact-, lac

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The first known use of lactate was circa 1794

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“Lactate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lactate. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for lactate

lactate

noun
lac·​tate | \ ˈlak-ˌtāt How to pronounce lactate (audio) \

Medical Definition of lactate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt or ester of lactic acid

lactate

intransitive verb
lactated; lactating

Medical Definition of lactate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to secrete milk

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