Meaning of SULFATE in English

— sulfation , n.

/sul"fayt/ , n. , v. , sulfated, sulfating .


1. Chem. a salt or ester of sulfuric acid.


2. to combine, treat, or impregnate with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or sulfates.

3. to convert into a sulfate.

4. Elect. to form a deposit of lead-sulfate compound on (the lead electrodes of a storage battery).


5. to become sulfated.

[ 1780-90; sulphatum. See SULFUR, -ATE 2 ]

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