Hydrogenate definitions

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To treat or combine chemically an unsaturated compound with hydrogen. Liquid vegetable oils are often hydrogenated to turn them into solids.
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To combine with or subject to the action of hydrogen, especially to combine (an unsaturated oil) with hydrogen to produce a solid fat.
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To turn coal into oil by combining its carbon with hydrogen to form hydrocarbons.
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To combine with, treat with, or expose to the action of, hydrogen; specif., to produce a saturated fat or trans fat by treating (an unsaturated fat) with hydrogen.
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(chemistry) To treat something, or react something, with hydrogen; especially to react an unsaturated fat with hydrogen, in the presence of a nickel catalyst, to produce a harder saturated fat.
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