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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Example sentences
Each charge of the generator should be sufficient to esterify four samples.
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