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frac·tion·ate

 (frăk′shə-nāt′)
v. frac·tion·at·ed, frac·tion·at·ing, frac·tion·ates
v.tr.
1. To divide or separate into parts; break up: "In the post-Watergate era, power has been fractionated on Capitol Hill" (Evan Thomas).
2. To separate (a chemical mixture) into components, as by distillation or crystallization.
v.intr.
1. To divide or separate into parts: "Languages have an extraordinary capacity to fractionate into mutually unintelligible dialects" (Robin Dunbar).
2. To undergo chemical separation, as by distillation or crystallization.

frac′tion·a′tion n.
frac′tion·a′tor n.
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fractionate

(ˈfrækʃəˌneɪt)
vb
1. (Chemistry) to separate or cause to separate into constituents or into fractions containing concentrated constituents
2. (Chemistry) (tr) chem to obtain (a constituent of a mixture) by a fractional process
ˌfractionˈation n
ˈfractionˌator n
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frac•tion•ate

(ˈfræk ʃəˌneɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to separate or divide into component parts.
2. to separate (a mixture) into ingredients or into portions having different properties.
3. to obtain by such a process.
[1865–70]
frac`tion•a′tion, n.
frac′tion•a`tor, n.
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fractionate


Past participle: fractionated
Gerund: fractionating

Imperative
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Future Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fractionate - separate into constituents or fractions containing concentrated constituents
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
separate - divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
2.fractionate - obtain by a fractional process
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
separate - divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
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Caption: FIGURE 3: Fe isotope compositions and fractionations of the vapor, liquid, and integrated system during decompression (after [63]).
Therefore, the scope of this paper is mainly concerned with inorganic Fe isotope fractionation in the modern seafloor hydrothermal systems.
The isotopic transformations involving the relative abundances of heavy and light isotopes are called fractionations, and they occur because lighter isotopes form chemical bonds that require less energy to break.
In addition, it is difficult to obtain trustworthy interpretations of isotopic data because it requires understanding the isotopic fractionation that occurs between the diet and the consumer, as small organic changes affect trophic level estimations and the contributions of different producer sources (McCutchan et al., 2003).
In a second series of experiments, the same resin was isolated in ethyl lactate (EL) and a similar series of fractionations were run with the new fractionation method.
The new fractionation method resulted in higher yields of resins with comparable or improved functional properties when used in i-line sensitive (365 nm) photoresist formulations.
Results from some fractionations by the CRYSTAF-method were kindly delivered by Dr.
In a recent paper (22) we found that segregation fractionations performed by DSC can give valuable qualitative information about the comonomer distribution in Z-N-copolymers but also, that this technique can be applied on metallocene copolymers.
The Power-Prep EPH from Fluid Management Systems (FMS) performs fractionation and sample cleanup for 30 samples in <1 hr, producing high recoveries and optimal results for aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbon content.
Using final tissue-diet isotopic differences in the two largest juvenile groups for the FP diet, the fractionation values were estimated as 1.6 [per thousand] and 2.2 [per thousand] for [delta] [sup.13]C and [delta] [sup.15]N, respectively.
KEY WORDS: juvenile abalone, stable isotope ratios, fractionation values, feeding experiment, Haliotis discus hannai