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methylate

[meth-uh-leyt] /ˈmɛθ əˌleɪt/
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
1825-1835
1825-35; methyl- + -ate1
Related forms
methylator, noun
unmethylated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un methylated

methylate

/ˈmɛθɪˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to mix with methanol
2.
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which a methyl group is introduced into a molecule
noun
3.
another name for methoxide
Derived Forms
methylation, noun
methylator, noun
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un methylated in Medicine

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')   
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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