to introduce the hydroxyl group into (a compound)
transitive verbhy·drox·yl·at·ed, hy·drox·yl·at·ing, hy·drox·yl·ates
To introduce hydroxyl into (a compound).
(third-person singular simple present hydroxylates, present participle hydroxylating, simple past and past participle hydroxylated)
- (chemistry) To introduce a hydroxyl group into a compound