hydrogenate

[hahy-druh-juh-neyt, hahy-droj-uh-]
verb (used with object), hydrogenated, hydrogenating.
to combine or treat with hydrogen, especially to add hydrogen to the molecule of (an unsaturated organic compound).


Origin:
1800–10; hydrogen + -ate1

hydrogenation, noun
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hydrogenate, hydrogenize or hydrogenise (ˈhaɪdrədʒɪˌneɪt, haɪˈdrɒdʒɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
to undergo or cause to undergo a reaction with hydrogen: to hydrogenate ethylene
 
hydrogenize, hydrogenize or hydrogenise
 
vb
 
hydrogenise, hydrogenize or hydrogenise
 
vb
 
hydrogen'ation, hydrogenize or hydrogenise
 
n
 
hydrogeni'zation, hydrogenize or hydrogenise
 
n
 
hydrogeni'sation, hydrogenize or hydrogenise
 
n
 
'hydrogenator, hydrogenize or hydrogenise
 
n

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hydrogenation hy·dro·gen·a·tion (hī'drə-jə-nā'shən, hī-drŏj'ə-)
n.
The addition of hydrogen to a compound, especially to solidify an unsaturated fat or fatty acid.

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hydrogenate   (hī'drə-jə-nāt', hī-drŏj'ə-nāt')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. To treat or combine chemically an unsaturated compound with hydrogen. Liquid vegetable oils are often hydrogenated to turn them into solids.

  2. To turn coal into oil by combining its carbon with hydrogen to form hydrocarbons.


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Example sentences
Trans fatty acids are unhealthy fats that form when vegetable oil hardens in a process called hydrogenation.
Trans fats are created by pumping hydrogen into liquid oil at high temperature, a process called partial hydrogenation.
One goal of this project is to optimize the balance between hydrogen consumption and product value for hydrogenation processes.
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