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