Titrate Definition

titrated, titrates, titrating
To determine the concentration of (a solution) by titration or perform the operation of titration.
American Heritage
To test by or be subjected to titration.
Webster's New World
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.
(medicine) To adjust the amount of a drug consumed until the desired effects are achieved.

Origin of Titrate

  • From French titrer, from titre (“title, quality, chemical proportion").

    From Wiktionary

  • From French titrer from titre titer titer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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