adjective see acetylate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • acetylate — transitive verb ( lated; lating) Date: circa 1900 to introduce the acetyl radical into (a compound) • acetylation noun • acetylative adjective …   New Collegiate 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

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