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Verb: acetylate  u'see-tu,leyt
  1. (chemistry) receive substitution of an acetyl group
    "the compounds acetylated";
    - acetylize, acetylise [Brit]
  2. (chemistry) introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
    - acetylize, acetylise [Brit]

Derived forms: acetylates, acetylated, acetylating

Type of: alter, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Acetylate