titrate

verb
ti·​trate | \ ˈtī-ˌtrāt How to pronounce titrate (audio) \
titrated; titrating

Definition of titrate

transitive verb

: to subject to titration

intransitive verb

: to perform titration

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Other Words from titrate

titratable \ ˈtī-​ˌtrā-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce titrate (audio) \ adjective
titrator \ ˈtī-​ˌtrā-​tər How to pronounce titrate (audio) \ noun

Examples of titrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The role that Tom has chosen, that of ambassador or guide, involves the practical challenge of titrating the mysterious with the familiar. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "“Diary of a Drag Queen” and the Journey to Self-Invention," 13 May 2020 Some do it in huge, almost incapacitating gulps; others will carefully titrate their engagement. Wendy Dean, STAT, "Suicides of two health care workers hint at the Covid-19 mental health crisis to come," 30 Apr. 2020 When that didn’t help, another medicine was added and titrated up. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, "His Immune System Went Out of Whack. The Usual Treatment Didn’t Work. Why?," 18 Mar. 2020 Vapes can also be helpful for weaning yourself off a more insidious smoking habit, as most e-liquids come in different strengths, allowing users to titrate down. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Health Concerns About Vaping are Growing—Here's Why," 2 Apr. 2018 Phillips pulls the same trick on her readers, titrating her dosages of suspense right down to the microgram. Jennifer Senior, New York Times, "Hunted at the Zoo in ‘Fierce Kingdom’," 19 July 2017 The best expressions evolve and endure, titrated through time. Adam Kirsch And Liesl Schillinger, New York Times, "Which Force is More Harmful to the Arts: Elitism or Populism?," 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of titrate

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for titrate

titer

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The first known use of titrate was circa 1859

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“Titrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/titrate. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for titrate

titrate

verb
ti·​trate | \ ˈtī-ˌtrāt How to pronounce titrate (audio) \
titrated; titrating

Medical Definition of titrate

transitive verb

: to subject to titration

intransitive verb

: to perform titration

Other Words from titrate

titrator \ -​ˌtrāt-​ər How to pronounce titrate (audio) \ noun

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