de-carboxylate

decarboxylate

[dee-kahr-bok-suh-leyt]
verb (used with object), decarboxylated, decarboxylating. Chemistry.
to remove the carboxyl group from (an organic compound).

Origin:
1920–25; de- + carboxylate

decarboxylation, noun
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decarboxylate

verb
1. lose a carboxyl group; "the compound decarboxylated" 
2. remove a carboxyl group from (a chemical compound) 
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