acetylate

acetylate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Date: circa 1900 to introduce the acetyl radical into (a compound) • acetylation nounacetylative adjective

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  • acetylate — v. i. 1. (Chem.) receive substitution of an acetyl group; of chemical compounds Syn: acetylize [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acetylate — v. t. (Chem.) 1 introduce an acetyl group into a chemical compound Syn: acetylize [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acetylate — [ə set′ l āt΄, əsēt′ l āt] vt. acetylated, acetylating to combine an acetyl radical with (an organic compound) acetylation n …   English World dictionary

  • acetylate — acetylation, n. acetylative, adj. /euh set l ayt /, v., acetylated, acetylating. Chem. v.t. 1. to introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound). v.i. 2. to become acetylated. Also, acetylize. [1905 10; ACETYL + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • acetylate — verb To react with acetic acid or one of its derivatives; to introduce one or more acetyl groups into a substance See Also: acetylation …   Wiktionary

  • acetylate — acet·y·late ə set əl .āt vt, lat·ed; lat·ing to introduce the acetyl radical into (a compound) acet·y·la·tion .set əl ā shən n acet·y·la·tive set əl .āt iv adj …   Medical dictionary

  • acetylate — [ə sɛtɪleɪt] verb Chemistry introduce an acetyl group into (a molecule). Derivatives acetylation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • acetylate — acet·y·late …   English syllables

  • acetylate — a•cet•y•late [[t]əˈsɛt lˌeɪt[/t]] v. lat•ed, lat•ing 1) chem. to introduce an acetyl group into (a compound) 2) chem. to become acetylated • Etymology: 1905–10 a•cet y•la′tion, n. a•cet′y•la tive, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • acetylate — /əˈsɛtəleɪt/ (say uh setuhlayt) verb (t) (acetylated, acetylating) to replace a hydrogen atom in a molecule with an acetyl group. {acetyl + ate2} –acetylation /əsɛtəˈleɪʃən/ (say uhsetuh layshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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