quan·​ti·​tate ˈkwän-tə-ˌtāt How to pronounce quantitate (audio)
quantitated; quantitating

transitive verb

: to measure or estimate the quantity of
especially : to measure or determine precisely
: to express in quantitative terms
quantitation noun

Examples of quantitate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Modeling suggests that this ability of PCR tests to quantitate viral loads can be translated into the risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to others. Robert B. Darnell, STAT, 12 Aug. 2022 If there’s something in her system, the doctor may have to quantitate the level of what was in her system. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, 19 Sep. 2017

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Word History


back-formation from quantitative

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quantitate was in 1927

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“Quantitate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantitate. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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