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[byoot-l-eyt] /ˈbyut lˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), butylated, butylating.
to introduce one or more butyl groups into (a compound).
Origin of butylate
butyl + -ate1
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butylation, noun Unabridged
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  • Trifluralin and butylate were detected less frequently, despite relatively high use.
butylate in Science
To bring a butyl group into a compound.
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