alkylate

transitive verb
al·​kyl·​ate | \ ˈal-kə-ˌlāt How to pronounce alkylate (audio) \
alkylated; alkylating

Medical Definition of alkylate

: to introduce one or more alkyl groups into (a compound)

Other Words from alkylate

alkylation \ ˌal-​kə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce alkylate (audio) \ noun

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alkylamine

alkylate

alkylating agent

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“Alkylate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alkylate. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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