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esterify

[e-ster-uh-fahy] /ɛˈstɛr əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), esterified, esterifying. Chemistry
1.
to convert into an ester.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; ester + -ify
Related forms
esterifiable, adjective
esterification, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for esterification

esterify

/ɛˈstɛrəˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(chem) to change or cause to change into an ester
Derived Forms
esterification, noun
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esterification in Medicine

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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