verb (used with object), verb (used without object), esterified, esterifying. Chemistry.
to convert into an ester.

1900–05; ester + -ify

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

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esterification es·ter·i·fi·ca·tion (ě-stěr'ə-fĭ-kā'shən)
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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