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lactate

noun lac·tate \ ˈlak-ˌtāt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lactate

:a salt or ester of lactic acid

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First Known Use of lactate

circa 1794


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lactate

verb

Definition of lactate

lactated; lactating
intransitive verb
:to secrete milk

lactation

play \lak-ˈtā-shən\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of lactate

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


LACTATE Defined for English Language Learners

lactate

verb

Definition of lactate for English Language Learners

  • of a woman or a female animal : to produce milk


Medical Dictionary

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lactate

noun lac·tate \ ˈlak-ˌtāt \

medical Definition of lactate

:a salt or ester of lactic acid

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lactate

intransitive verb

medical Definition of lactate

lactated; lactating
:to secrete milk

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