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.

Phrases and idioms:

acetate fibre (or silk) fibre (or silk) made artificially from cellulose acetate.

Etymology: ACETIC + -ATE(1) 2

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.