esterification

esterify

[e-ster-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), esterified, esterifying. Chemistry.
to convert into an ester.

Origin:
1900–05; ester + -ify

esterifiable, adjective
esterification, noun
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esterify (ɛˈstɛrəˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
chem to change or cause to change into an ester
 
esterifi'cation
 
n

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esterification es·ter·i·fi·ca·tion (ě-stěr'ə-fĭ-kā'shən)
n.
A chemical reaction resulting in the formation of at least one ester product.


es·ter'i·fied (ě-stěr'ə-fīd') adj.
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