stearate

noun
stea·​rate | \ ˈstē-ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce stearate (audio) , ˈstir-ˌāt \

Definition of stearate

: a salt or ester of stearic acid

Examples of stearate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes manufacturers use filler ingredients like magnesium stearate or silicon dioxide to drive production costs down, but those ingredients provide no value. Norcal Marketing, Chron, 4 Feb. 2021 Clozapine, on the other hand, contains milk sugar (lactose) and magnesium stearate, both animal-based. Teresa Graedon, The Seattle Times, 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of stearate

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Stearate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stearate. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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stearate

noun
stea·​rate | \ ˈstē-ə-ˌrāt How to pronounce stearate (audio) , ˈsti(ə)r-ˌāt How to pronounce stearate (audio) \

Medical Definition of stearate

: a salt or ester of stearic acid

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