Definition of ethoxylate in English:

ethoxylate

noun

Chemistry
  • An organic compound containing the group —OC₂H₄—; especially any of various compounds that contain several such groups and have been used as surfactants and detergents.

Origin

1950s. From ethoxyl + -ate. Compare earlier ethoxylated, ethoxylation.

Pronunciation

ethoxylate

/ɛˈθɒksɪleɪt//ɪˈθɒksɪleɪt/