a compound derived from methanol, in which the hydroxyl hydrogen is replaced by a metal
transitive verbmeth·yl·at·ed, meth·yl·at·ing, meth·yl·ates
- To introduce one or more methyl groups into (a molecule).
- To mix or combine with methyl alcohol.
(third-person singular simple present methylates, present participle methylating, simple past and past participle methylated)