Meaning of carbonate

car•bon•ate

Pronunciation: (n.kär'bu-nāt", -nitv.kär'bu-nāt"), [key]
— n., v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—n.
  1. a salt or ester of carbonic acid.
—v.t.
  1. to form into a carbonate.
  2. to charge or impregnate with carbon dioxide: carbonated drinks.
  3. to make sprightly; enliven.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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