Definition of deprotonate in English:

deprotonate

verb

Chemistry
  • 1with object To remove a proton (an H+ ion) from (a molecule or atom).

  • 2no object Of a molecule or atom: to lose a proton.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Journal of the American Chemical Society. From de- + protonate.

Pronunciation

deprotonate

/ˌdiːˈprəʊtəneɪt/