protonate

verb
pro·​ton·​ate | \ ˈprō-tə-ˌnāt How to pronounce protonate (audio) \
protonated; protonating

Definition of protonate

transitive verb

: to add a proton to

intransitive verb

: to acquire an additional proton

Other Words from protonate

protonation \ ˌprō-​tə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce protonation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of protonate

1946, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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