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

Definition of thionate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt or ester of a thionic acid
thi·​o·​nate | \ -ˌnāt \

Definition of thionate (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Transitive verb

thionation \ ˌthīəˈnāshən \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for thionate


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

Transitive verb

thion- entry 1 + -ate, verb suffix

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“Thionate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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