methylate

[meth-uh-leyt] Chemistry.
noun
1.
Also called methoxide. any derivative of methyl alcohol, as sodium methylate, CH 3 ONa.
2.
any compound containing the methyl group.
verb (used with object), methylated, methylating.
3.
(in a compound) to replace (one or more hydrogen atoms) with the methyl group.
4.
to mix with methyl alcohol, as in the denaturation of ethyl alcohol.

Origin:
1825–35; methyl- + -ate1

methylator, noun
unmethylated, adjective
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methylate (ˈmɛθɪˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to mix with methanol
2.  to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which a methyl group is introduced into a molecule
 
n
3.  another name for methoxide
 
methyl'ation
 
n
 
'methylator
 
n

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methylate meth·yl·ate (měth'ə-lāt')
v. meth·yl·at·ed, meth·yl·at·ing, meth·yl·ates

  1. To mix or combine with methyl alcohol.

  2. To combine with the methyl radical.

n.
An organic compound in which the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group of methyl alcohol is replaced by a metal.
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methylate   (měth'ə-lāt')  Pronunciation Key 
Noun   An organic compound having the general formula CH3OR, in which R is a metal. Methylates are formed by replacing the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group (OH) of methyl alcohol with a metal.

Verb   To combine with the methyl radical.
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Example sentences
Methyl chloride is used mainly in the production of silicones where it is used to make methylate silicon.
Later the owners reported that they believed the potential chemical was the sodium methylate.
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