Definition of Carbonate

1. Noun. A salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3).

2. Verb. Turn into a carbonate.
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Carbon, Carbonic Acid

3. Verb. Treat with carbon dioxide. "Carbonated soft drinks"
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat
Derivative terms: Carbon Dioxide, Carbonation

Definition of Carbonate

1. n. A salt or carbonic acid, as in limestone, some forms of lead ore, etc.

Definition of Carbonate

1. Noun. any salt or ester of carbonic acid ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to charge (often a beverage) with carbon dioxide ¹

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Definition of Carbonate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Carbonate

1. 1. A salt of carbonic acid. 2. The ion CO3=. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carbonate

carbonaceous chondrite
carbonate (current term)
carbonate dehydratase
carbonate dehydratase inhibitor
carbonate hydro-lyase
carbonate of lime
carbonate of potash
carbonated beverages
carbonated water

Literary usage of Carbonate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology (1904)
"silica; in another instance, the analysis showed 97 per cent of lime carbonate and two per cent of silica.1 The analysis of the Brazilian reef rock, ..."

2. University of Toronto Studies by University of Toronto (1900)
"All illustrations are to show forms assumed by calcium carbonate ... I. Crystals of calcium carbonate precipitated by sodium carbonate in distilled water. ..."

3. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"If the standard sample contains L per cent carbonate of lime and d cc. of alkali are required to produce the purple red color, then, to find the carbonate ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1904)
"These difficulties may be obviated by combining the oxide and sodium carbonate in aqueous solution, and then expelling the water. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The investigation is not completed j'et ; the following table (V. ) gives the results which have come out so far. The final carbonate was R20. ..."

6. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"de chaux, carbonate of lime, calcium carbonate. — de fer, iron carbonate. ... de potasse, carbonate of potash, potassium carbonate. — de soude, carbonate of ..."

7. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1863)
"Chemists have generally hitherto represented that carbonate of ammonia precipitates mag- nesian salts only very imperfectly, or not at all ; and that salts ..."

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