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alkylate

[al-kuh-leyt] /ˈæl kəˌleɪt/
noun
1.
a substance produced by adding one or more alkyl groups to a compound.
verb (used with object), alkylated, alkylating.
2.
to add one or more alkyl groups to (a compound).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; alkyl + -ate1
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  • Without additives such as alkylate, gasoline does not burn completely, increasing tailpipe emissions of unburned hydrocarbons.
  • alkylate is a premium blending stock because it has exceptional antiknock properties and is clean burning.
alkylate in Science
alkylate
  (āl'kə-lāt')   
To add one or more alkyl groups to a compound.
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