sulphate


sulphate
/ˈsʌlfeɪt/ (say 'sulfayt)

noun
1. Chemistry a salt of sulphuric acid.
verb (sulphated, sulphating)
verb (t)
2. to combine, treat, or impregnate with sulphuric acid, or with a sulphate or sulphates.
3. to convert into a sulphate.
4. Electricity to deposit lead sulphate on during sulphation.
verb (i)
5. to become sulphated.
Also, sulfate. {New Latin sulphātum, from Latin sulph(ur) sulphur + -ātum -ate2}
sulphatic /sʌlˈfætɪk/ (say sul'fatik), adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sulphate — Sul phate, n. [NL. sulphas, sulphatis, fr. L. sulphur, sulfur, brimstone, sulphur: cf. F. sulfate.] (Chem.) A salt of sulphuric acid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulphate — (US sulfate) ► NOUN Chemistry ▪ a salt or ester of sulphuric acid …   English terms dictionary

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  • sulphate — UK [ˈsʌlfeɪt] / US [ˈsʌlˌfeɪt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms sulphate : singular sulphate plural sulphates chemistry a salt (= chemical substance) produced from sulphuric acid …   English dictionary

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  • sulphate — BrE, sulfate AmE noun (C, U) a salt 1 (4) formed from sulphuric acid: copper sulphate …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sulphate — See lead sulphate …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • sulphate — chiefly British variant of sulfate …   New Collegiate Dictionary