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hydrogenate

[hahy-druh-juh-neyt, hahy-droj-uh-] /ˈhaɪ drə dʒəˌneɪt, haɪˈdrɒdʒ ə-/
verb (used with object), hydrogenated, hydrogenating.
1.
to combine or treat with hydrogen, especially to add hydrogen to the molecule of (an unsaturated organic compound).
Also, hydrogenize.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; hydrogen + -ate1
Related forms
hydrogenation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrogenations

hydrogenate

/ˈhaɪdrədʒɪˌneɪt; haɪˈdrɒdʒɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
to undergo or cause to undergo a reaction with hydrogen to hydrogenate ethylene
Derived Forms
hydrogenation, hydrogenization, hydrogenisation, noun
hydrogenator, noun
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hydrogenations in Science
hydrogenate
  (hī'drə-jə-nāt', hī-drŏj'ə-nāt')   
  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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