|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|
|3.||another name for methoxide|
methylate meth·yl·ate (měth'ə-lāt')
v. meth·yl·at·ed, meth·yl·at·ing, meth·yl·ates
To mix or combine with methyl alcohol.
To combine with the methyl radical.
|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.