Definition of benzoate in English:

benzoate

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of benzoic acid.

    • ‘More recently, topical benzyl benzoate and lindane were mainstays of therapy.’
    • ‘In the laboratory benzene can be made by the action of heat on a mixture of sodium benzoate and sodium hydroxide.’
    • ‘Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid.’
    • ‘Benzyl benzoate is irritant and not recommended for children.’
    • ‘In an Australian study, CFS patients eliminated wheat, milk, benzoates, nitrites, nitrates, and food colorings and other additives from their diet.’

Pronunciation:

benzoate

/ˈbɛnzəʊeɪt/