sorbate

noun
sor·​bate | \ ˈsȯr-ˌbāt How to pronounce sorbate (audio) , ˈsȯr-bət \

Definition of sorbate

: a salt or ester of sorbic acid — compare potassium sorbate

First Known Use of sorbate

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sorbate was circa 1823

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“Sorbate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sorbate. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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sorbate

noun
sor·​bate | \ ˈsȯr-ˌbāt How to pronounce sorbate (audio) \

Medical Definition of sorbate

: a salt or ester of sorbic acid

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