thionate

noun
thi·​o·​nate | \ˈthīəˌnāt, -nə̇t\
plural -s

Definition of thionate 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt or ester of a thionic acid

thionate

transitive verb
thi·​o·​nate | \-ˌnāt\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of thionate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to combine with sulfur or introduce sulfur into (an organic compound) especially in making sulfur dyes

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other Words from thionate

Transitive verb

thionation \ˌthīəˈnāshən \ noun plural -s

History and Etymology for thionate

Noun

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

Transitive verb

thion- entry 1 + -ate, verb suffix

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about thionate

Dictionary Entries near thionate

thiolic acid

thion-

thionaphthene

thionate

thione

thionic

thionium

Statistics for thionate

Look-up Popularity

Comments on thionate

What made you want to look up thionate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!