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Verb: decarboxylate  ,dee-kaa(r)'bók-si,leyt
  1. (chemistry) lose a carboxyl group
    "the compound decarboxylated"
     
  2. (chemistry) remove a carboxyl group from (a chemical compound)

Derived forms: decarboxylated, decarboxylating, decarboxylates

Type of: alter, change, modify