sa·​lic·​y·​late | \ sə-ˈli-sə-ˌlāt How to pronounce salicylate (audio) \

Definition of salicylate

: a salt or ester of salicylic acid

Examples of salicylate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first was ionone-beta, a heart note with a voluminous freesia character, some woodiness, and a raspberryish background; the second was a salicylate, a tenacious lily-of-the-valley–type heart note. Scott Sayare, Harper's Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 Two of the organic chemical compounds — aminobenzoic acid (PABA) and trolamine salicylate — are proposed as not safe and effective for sunscreen use. Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2021 Types include salicylic acid and betaine salicylate. Nia Decaille, Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2020 This product also has methyl salicylate in it, which would contribute to the effect. The Editors, Marie Claire, 17 Apr. 2019 These patches also have camphor, menthol, and methyl salicylate in them (think: Icy Hot), which likely adds to the relief. The Editors, Marie Claire, 17 Apr. 2019 Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask This mask contains betaine salicylate, a gentle chemical exfoliant that helps slough off dead skin cells and flakes. Rachel Charlene Lewis, SELF, 28 May 2018 The lightweight serum is formulated with 88 percent willow bark water and salicylate, which help unclog pores while soothing inflammation. Devon Abelman, Allure, 9 Apr. 2018 Blackberries have a naturally occurring chemical, salicylates, that is related to aspirin. Mari A. Schaefer,, 12 Feb. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of salicylate

1842, in the meaning defined above

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salicylic acid

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“Salicylate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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sa·​lic·​y·​late | \ sə-ˈlis-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce salicylate (audio) \

Medical Definition of salicylate

: a salt or ester of salicylic acid also : salicylic acid

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