hydrogenate(redirected from hydrogenization)
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tr.v. hy·dro·gen·at·ed, hy·dro·gen·at·ing, hy·dro·gen·ates
To combine with or subject to the action of hydrogen, especially to combine (an unsaturated oil) with hydrogen to produce a solid fat.
hydrogenate(ˈhaɪdrədʒɪˌneɪt; haɪˈdrɒdʒɪˌneɪt) ,
(Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo a reaction with hydrogen: to hydrogenate ethylene.
ˌhydrogenˈation, ˌhydrogeniˈzation, ˌhydrogeniˈsation n
hy•dro•gen•ate(ˈhaɪ drə dʒəˌneɪt, haɪˈdrɒdʒ ə-)
v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to combine or treat with hydrogen, esp. to add it to (an unsaturated organic compound).
To treat or combine chemically with hydrogen. Liquid vegetable oils are often hydrogenated to turn them into solids.
Past participle: hydrogenated
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|Verb||1.||hydrogenate - combine or treat with or expose to hydrogen; add hydrogen to the molecule of (an unsaturated organic compound)|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
dehydrogenate - remove hydrogen from