- (transitive) to mix with methanol
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
n., v., -at•ed, -at•ing. [Chem.]
- ChemistryAlso called methoxide. any derivative of methyl alcohol, as sodium methylate, CH3ONa.
- Chemistryany compound containing the methyl group.
- Chemistry(in a compound) to replace (one or more hydrogen atoms) with the methyl group.
- Chemistryto mix with methyl alcohol, as in the denaturation of ethyl alcohol.
- methyl- + -ate1 1825–35