Definitions for fractionateˈfræk ʃəˌneɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

frac•tion•ateˈfræk ʃəˌneɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to separate or divide into component parts.

  2. to separate (a mixture) into ingredients or into portions having different properties.

    Category: Chemistry

  3. to obtain by such a process.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of fractionate:

1865–70

frac′tion•a`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fractionate(verb)

    separate into constituents or fractions containing concentrated constituents

  2. fractionate(verb)

    obtain by a fractional process

Wiktionary

  1. fractionate(Verb)

    To separate (a mixture) into its individual constituents by exploiting differences in some chemical or physical property, such as boiling point, particle size, solubility etc.

    Crude oil is fractionated in a refinery to produce a number of different petroleum products.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fractionate(verb)

    to separate into different portions or fractions, as in the distillation of liquids

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