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1794, from French carbonate "salt of carbonic acid" (Lavoisier), from Modern Latin carbonatem "a carbonated (substance)," from Latin carbo (see carbon).
carbonate car·bon·ate (kär'bə-nāt')
A salt or ester of carbonic acid.
Verb To add carbon dioxide to a substance, such as a beverage.