- To titrate is to measure how much of a substance you have by measuring how much of the solution is required to achieve a given reaction.
An example of titrate is to keep measuring the additions of a chemical to a 2 gallon mixture of hydrogen and chlorine in order to determine how much of the chemical you need to add to get a reaction which will, in turn, tell you how much chlorine is in the mixture.
tr. & intr.v.ti·trat·ed, ti·trat·ing, ti·trates
Origin of titrateFrom French titrer, from titre, titer; see titer.
(third-person singular simple present titrates, present participle titrating, simple past and past participle titrated)
- (analytical chemistry) To ascertain the amount of a constituent in a solution (other mixture) by measuring the volume of a known concentration (the "standard solution") needed to complete a reaction.
- (medicine) To adjust the amount of a drug consumed until the desired effects are achieved.