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acetylate

[uh-set-l-eyt] /əˈsɛt lˌeɪt/ Chemistry
verb (used with object), acetylated, acetylating.
1.
to introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound).
verb (used without object), acetylated, acetylating.
2.
to become acetylated.
Also, acetylize.
Origin of acetylate
1905-1910
1905-10; acetyl + -ate1
Related forms
acetylation, noun
acetylative, adjective
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  • The furfural constants of the lignocellulose are unaffected by the acetylation and condensation.

British Dictionary definitions for acetylation

acetylate

/əˈsɛtɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
2.
(intransitive) (of a chemical compound) to gain or suffer substitution of an acetyl group
Derived Forms
acetylation, noun
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acetylation in Medicine

acetylation a·cet·y·la·tion (ə-sět'l-ā'shən)
n.
A reaction, usually with acetic acid, that introduces an acetyl radical into an organic compound.

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