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ethylate

[eth-uh-leyt] /ˈɛθ əˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), ethylated, ethylating.
1.
to introduce one or more ethyl groups into (a compound).
noun
2.
Also called ethoxide. a metallic derivative of ethyl alcohol, as potassium ethylate, KOC 2 H 5 .
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; ethyl + -ate1
Related forms
ethylation, noun
unethylated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ethylation

ethylate

/ˈɛθɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which an ethyl group is introduced into a molecule
noun
2.
another name for an ethoxide
Derived Forms
ethylation, noun
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ethylation in Medicine

ethylate eth·yl·ate (ěth'ə-lāt')
n.
A compound in which the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group of an alcohol is replaced by a metallic atom, usually sodium or potassium. v. eth·yl·at·ed, eth·yl·at·ing, eth·yl·ates
To introduce the ethyl group into a compound.


eth'yl·a'tion n.
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