alcoholate definition

  • noun:
    • A crystalline salt containing alcohol instead of liquid of crystallization.
    • An alcoholic extract of plant material; a tincture.
    • An alkoxide.
    • A crystallizable element of a salt with liquor, in which the latter plays a component analogous to that particular of liquid of crystallization.
    • A compound by which a hydrogen atom of alcohol is changed by an alkali material, as potassium alcoholate, or ethylate, C2H5OK, formed, with evolution of hydrogen, when metallic potassium is mixed in liquor. Often contracted to alcoate, alcohate.

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