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

transitive verb

: to add a proton to

intransitive verb

: to acquire an additional proton
protonation noun

Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of protonate was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Protonate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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