Definition of alcoholate in English:

alcoholate

noun

Chemistry
  • 1rare A compound of alcohol with another compound, analogous to a hydrate; especially a crystalline substance in which alcohol plays a role analogous to that of water of crystallization. Now rare.

  • 2= alkoxide.

    See also alkoxide

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Magazine. From alcohol + -ate. Compare French alcoolat.

Pronunciation

alcoholate

/ˈalkəhɒleɪt/