Meaning of ACETATE in English

n. 1 a salt or ester of acetic acid, esp. the cellulose ester used to make textiles, gramophone records, etc. Also called ETHANOATE. 2 a fabric made from cellulose acetate. acetate fibre (or silk) fibre (or silk) made artificially from cellulose acetate.

[ ACETIC + -ATE(1) 2 ]

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