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meth•yl•ate



Pronunciation: (meth'u-lāt"), [key]
n., v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
Chem.

n.
1. Also called methoxide. any derivative of methyl alcohol, as sodium methylate, CH3ONa.
2. any compound containing the methyl group.

v.t.
1. (in a compound) to replace (one or more hydrogen atoms) with the methyl group.
2. to mix with methyl alcohol, as in the denaturation of ethyl alcohol.

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