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[meth-ok-sahyd, -sid] /mɛθˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd/
noun, Chemistry
methylate (def 1).
Origin of methoxide Unabridged
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  • Current efforts also include extending the sodium recycling technology from sodium methoxide to sodium borate.
  • The oil was converted to methyl esters using a sodium methoxide catalyst in methanol.
British Dictionary definitions for methoxide


a saltlike compound in which the hydrogen atom in the hydroxyl group of methanol has been replaced by a metal atom, usually an alkali metal atom as in sodium methoxide, NaOCH3 Also called methylate
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