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The divalent group SO4 or a compound containing this group.
v. sul·fat·ed, sul·fat·ing, sul·fates
1. To treat or react with sulfuric acid or a sulfate.
2. Electricity To cause lead sulfate to accumulate on (the plates of a lead-acid storage battery).
To become sulfated.
[French, from Latin sulfur, sulfur.]
(Elements & Compounds) the US preferred spelling of sulphate
n., v. -fat•ed, -fat•ing. n.
1. a salt or ester of sulfuric acid.v.t.
2. to combine, treat, or impregnate with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or sulfates.
3. to convert into a sulfate.
A chemical compound made from sulfuric acid and containing the group SO4.
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|Noun||1.||sulfate - a salt or ester of sulphuric acid|
copper sulfate, copper sulphate, cupric sulfate, cupric sulphate - a copper salt made by the action of sulfuric acid on copper oxide
magnesium sulfate - a salt of magnesium
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
SLS, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauryl sulphate - a caustic detergent useful for removing grease; although commonly included in personal care items (shampoos and toothpastes etc.) it can irritate skin and should not be swallowed
sodium sulfate, sodium sulphate - a solid white bitter salt used in manufacturing glass and paper and dyes and pharmaceuticals
|Verb||1.||sulfate - convert into a sulfate|
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"