methylate definition

  • noun:
    • An organic compound where hydrogen associated with the hydroxyl set of methyl alcohol is changed by a metal.
    • The anion -O-CH3- derived from methanol by loss in a proton; any sodium containing this anion
    • An alcoholate of methyl liquor when the hydroxyl hydrogen is changed by a metal, following the example of a hydrate.
    • A derivative of methyl liquor.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to combine or match methyl alcohol.
    • To combine using the methyl radical.
    • To impregnate or blend with methyl or methyl alcohol.
  • verb:
    • to include, or treat with methyl alcoholic beverages (see methylated spirits)
    • To add a methyl team to a compound
    • To add a methyl team to a nucleic acid included in the procedure of gene expression
  • others:
    • to combine or impregnate with methylic alcohol or methyl.
    • To replace in (a compound) the methyl radical -CH3, for an equivalent of several other radical or element.

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