van·​a·​date ˈva-nə-ˌdāt How to pronounce vanadate (audio)
: a salt derived from vanadium pentoxide and containing pentavalent vanadium

Examples of vanadate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the device is immersed in water, bismuth vanadate absorbs sunlight and triggers the process of splitting the water at the anode. IEEE Spectrum, 5 June 2023 Each of these devices has a cathode composed of a photovoltaic perovskite and a cobalt catalyst, and an anode made of the photocatalyst bismuth vanadate. IEEE Spectrum, 5 June 2023 Electrons in strontium vanadate molecules exhibit stronger forms of electrostatic interaction — the forces acting between positively and negatively charged articles. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 24 Dec. 2015 Now, researchers at Pennsylvania State University have developed a new material, called strontium vanadate, that shares the transparent and conductive properties of indium tin oxide at a fraction of the cost. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 24 Dec. 2015

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Word History


vanad(ium) + -ate entry 1, after French vanadate

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vanadate was in 1835

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“Vanadate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


van·​a·​date ˈvan-ə-ˌdāt How to pronounce vanadate (audio)
: a salt derived from the pentoxide of vanadium and containing pentavalent vanadium
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