Meaning of alcoholate

al•co•hol•ate

Pronunciation: (al'ku-hô-lāt", -ho-&wdspcal"ku-hô'lit, -hol'it), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any of a class of compounds, analogous to hydrates, containing chemically combined alcohol, as chloral alcoholate, CClHO.
  2. alkoxide.
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