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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sulfate mean? 

SULFATE (noun)
  The noun SULFATE has 1 sense:

1. a salt or ester of sulphuric acid

  Familiarity information: SULFATE used as a noun is very rare.

SULFATE (verb)
  The verb SULFATE has 1 sense:

1. convert into a sulfate

  Familiarity information: SULFATE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SULFATE (noun)

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A salt or ester of sulphuric acid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances


sulfate; sulphate

Hypernyms ("sulfate" is a kind of...):

salt (a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sulfate"):

barium sulfate; barium sulphate; blanc fixe (a white insoluble radiopaque powder used as a pigment)

copper sulfate; copper sulphate; cupric sulfate; cupric sulphate (a copper salt made by the action of sulfuric acid on copper oxide)

magnesium sulfate (a salt of magnesium)

SLS; sodium lauryl sulfate; sodium lauryl sulphate (a caustic detergent useful for removing grease; although commonly included in personal care items (shampoos and toothpastes etc.) it can irritate skin and should not be swallowed)

sodium sulfate; sodium sulphate (a solid white bitter salt used in manufacturing glass and paper and dyes and pharmaceuticals)

white vitriol; zinc sulfate; zinc sulphate; zinc vitriol (a colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc)

SULFATE (verb)

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Convert into a sulfate

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "sulfate" is one way to...):

convert (change the nature, purpose, or function of something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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