|1.||to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which an ethyl group is introduced into a molecule|
|2.||another name for an ethoxide|
ethylate eth·yl·ate (ěth'ə-lāt')
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.