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A salt or ester of a xanthic acid, especially a simple xanthic acid salt, as of sodium or potassium, used as a flotation collector for copper, silver, and gold.
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(Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of xanthic acid
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|Noun||1.||xanthate - a salt or ester of xanthic acid|
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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