meth•yl•atePronunciation: (meth'u-lāt"), [key]
—n., v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
Also called methoxide.
any derivative of methyl alcohol, as sodium methylate, CH3
any compound containing the methyl group.
(in a compound) to replace (one or more hydrogen atoms) with the methyl group.
to mix with methyl alcohol, as in the denaturation of ethyl alcohol.
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