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Meaning of sulfate

sul•fate

Pronunciation: (sul'fāt), [key]
— n., v., -fat•ed, -fat•ing.
—n.
  1. a salt or ester of sulfuric acid.
—v.t.
  1. to combine, treat, or impregnate with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or sulfates.
  2. to convert into a sulfate.
  3. to form a deposit of lead-sulfate compound on (the lead electrodes of a storage battery).
—v.i.
  1. to become sulfated.
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