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Meaning of ethylate

eth•yl•ate

Pronunciation: (eth'u-lāt"), [key]
— v., n. -at•ed, -at•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to introduce one or more ethyl groups into (a compound).
—n.
  1. Also calleda metallic derivative of ethyl alcohol, as potassium ethylate, KOCH.
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