thionate

1 of 2

noun

thi·​o·​nate
ˈthīəˌnāt,
-nə̇t
plural -s
: a salt or ester of a thionic acid

thionate

2 of 2

transitive verb

thi·​o·​nate
-ˌnāt
-ed/-ing/-s
: to combine with sulfur or introduce sulfur into (an organic compound) especially in making sulfur dyes
thionation
ˌthīəˈnāshən
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary thion- (from thionic acid) + -ate, noun suffix

Transitive verb

thion- entry 1 + -ate, verb suffix

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“Thionate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thionate. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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