Meaning of phenolate

phe•no•late

Pronunciation: (fēn'l-āt"), [key]
— n., v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
—n.
  1. Also calleda salt of phenol, as sodium phenolate, CHONa.
—v.t.
  1. to treat, impregnate, or disinfect with phenol; carbolize.
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