Definition of aluminate in English:

aluminate

noun

Chemistry
  • A compound or salt in which alumina or aluminium hydroxide is combined with an alkali or base. Also: any of various oxyanions or hydroxy anions of aluminium; a compound containing such an anion.

verb

  • with object To coat or cover with aluminium; to treat or cause to react with aluminium; to introduce aluminium into.

Origin

Early 19th century. From alumina + -ate, apparently after Swedish aluminiat<br>1930s; earliest use found in Science News. From alumin- + -ate, probably after aluminated.

Pronunciation

aluminate

/əˈl(j)uːmɪneɪt/