pro·​pi·​o·​nate | \ˈprō-pē-ə-ˌnāt \

Definition of propionate 

: a salt or ester of propionic acid

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Murad's Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream contains retinyl propionate, and complexion-calming red-algae extract, which smooths fine lines and wrinkles, as well as soothes irritation. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "How to Use Retinols on Sensitive Skin, According to Dermatologists," 23 Aug. 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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pro·​pi·​o·​nate | \ˈprō-pē-ə-ˌnāt \

Medical Definition of propionate 

: a salt or ester of propionic acid

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