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fractionate

[frak-shuh-neyt] /ˈfræk ʃəˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), fractionated, fractionating.
1.
to separate or divide into component parts, fragments, divisions, etc.
2.
to separate (a mixture) into ingredients or into portions having different properties, as by distillation or crystallization; cause to undergo fractional distillation, crystallization, or the like.
3.
to obtain by such a process.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; fraction + -ate1
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Examples for fractionate
  • Ultrafiltration will be done to fractionate the peptides into definite molecular sizes to aid in characterization.
British Dictionary definitions for fractionate

fractionate

/ˈfrækʃəˌneɪt/
verb
1.
to separate or cause to separate into constituents or into fractions containing concentrated constituents
2.
(transitive) (chem) to obtain (a constituent of a mixture) by a fractional process
Derived Forms
fractionation, noun
fractionator, noun
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