Sulfate meaning

sŭl'fāt'
The divalent group SO4 or a compound containing this group.
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To treat or react with sulfuric acid or a sulfate.
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To cause lead sulfate to accumulate on (the plates of a lead-acid storage battery).
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To become sulfated.
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A salt of sulfuric acid containing the divalent, negative radical SO4
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An uncharged ester of this acid.
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To treat with sulfuric acid or a sulfate.
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To convert into a sulfate.
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To cause a deposit of lead sulfate to form on (the negative plates of a storage battery)
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To become sulfated.
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A salt or ester of sulfuric acid, containing the group SO4 .
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(organic chemistry) Any ester of sulfuric acid.
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(inorganic chemistry) Any salt of sulfuric acid.
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(chemistry) To treat something with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or with sulfur dioxide.
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(of a lead-acid battery) To accumulate a deposit of lead sulfate.
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Origin of sulfate

French from Latin sulfur sulfur