Meaning of alkylate

al•kyl•ate

Pronunciation: (al'ku-lāt"), [key]
— n., v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—n.
  1. a substance produced by adding one or more alkyl groups to a compound.
—v.t.
  1. to add one or more alkyl groups to (a compound).
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