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meth·yl·ate

 (mĕth′ə-lāt′)
tr.v. meth·yl·at·ed, meth·yl·at·ing, meth·yl·ates
1. To introduce one or more methyl groups into (a molecule).
2. To mix or combine with methyl alcohol.
n.

meth′yl·a′tor n.

methylate

(ˈmɛθɪˌleɪt)
vb
1. (Chemistry) (tr) to mix with methanol
2. (Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which a methyl group is introduced into a molecule
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for methoxide
ˌmethylˈation n
ˈmethylˌator n

meth•yl•ate

(ˈmɛθ əˌleɪt)

n., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. n.
1. any derivative of methyl alcohol, as sodium methylate, CH3ONa.
2. any compound containing the methyl group.
v.t.
3. (in a compound) to replace (one or more hydrogen atoms) with the methyl group.
4. to mix with methyl alcohol, as in the denaturation of ethyl alcohol.
[1825–35]

methylate


Past participle: methylated
Gerund: methylating

Imperative
methylate
methylate
Present
I methylate
you methylate
he/she/it methylates
we methylate
you methylate
they methylate
Preterite
I methylated
you methylated
he/she/it methylated
we methylated
you methylated
they methylated
Present Continuous
I am methylating
you are methylating
he/she/it is methylating
we are methylating
you are methylating
they are methylating
Present Perfect
I have methylated
you have methylated
he/she/it has methylated
we have methylated
you have methylated
they have methylated
Past Continuous
I was methylating
you were methylating
he/she/it was methylating
we were methylating
you were methylating
they were methylating
Past Perfect
I had methylated
you had methylated
he/she/it had methylated
we had methylated
you had methylated
they had methylated
Future
I will methylate
you will methylate
he/she/it will methylate
we will methylate
you will methylate
they will methylate
Future Perfect
I will have methylated
you will have methylated
he/she/it will have methylated
we will have methylated
you will have methylated
they will have methylated
Future Continuous
I will be methylating
you will be methylating
he/she/it will be methylating
we will be methylating
you will be methylating
they will be methylating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been methylating
you have been methylating
he/she/it has been methylating
we have been methylating
you have been methylating
they have been methylating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been methylating
you will have been methylating
he/she/it will have been methylating
we will have been methylating
you will have been methylating
they will have been methylating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been methylating
you had been methylating
he/she/it had been methylating
we had been methylating
you had been methylating
they had been methylating
Conditional
I would methylate
you would methylate
he/she/it would methylate
we would methylate
you would methylate
they would methylate
Past Conditional
I would have methylated
you would have methylated
he/she/it would have methylated
we would have methylated
you would have methylated
they would have methylated
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These differences suggest that the mechanism by which N6AMT1 methylates arsenic may differ from that of AS3MT, if N6AMT1 is, in fact, involved in the methylation of arsenicals.
2) The body methylates dopamine, dopa, 5-hydroxytryptophan, tyrosine, and other biochemicals as a temporary measure to prevent tissue damage.
breweri, the same enzyme instead methylates salicylic acid, producing methyl salicylate.