sa·lic·y·late | \sə-ˈli-sə-ˌlāt \

Definition of salicylate 

: a salt or ester of salicylic acid

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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, "3 Scalp Masks for Dandruff That Didn’t Dry Out My Curly Hair," 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, "The New Cosrx Two in One Poreless Power Liquid Is Like Glass Skin in a Bottle," 9 Apr. 2018 Blackberries have a naturally occurring chemical, salicylates, that is related to aspirin. Mari A. Schaefer,, "Food allergies are no joke, say parents angry over new 'Peter Rabbit' movie," 12 Feb. 2018 According to a toxicology report, Musson also had barbituates, cannabinoids, salicylates, acetone, ethanol, isopropanol and methanol in his system. Jim Newton, Lake County News-Sun, "State's attorney: Round Lake cop used 'reasonable force' in fatal shooting last September," 21 July 2017

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1842, in the meaning defined above

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sa·lic·y·late | \sə-ˈlis-ə-ˌlāt \

Medical Definition of salicylate 

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

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