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ˈæs ɪˌteɪtac·etate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acetate, ethanoatenoun

    a salt or ester of acetic acid

  2. acetate rayon, acetatenoun

    a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate


  1. acetatenoun

    Any salt or ester of acetic acid.

  2. acetatenoun

    cellulose acetate

  3. acetatenoun

    A transparent sheet used for overlays.

  4. acetatenoun

    A disc of aluminium covered in a wax used to make demonstration copies of a phonograph record.

  5. Etymology: acetum, from acere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acetatenoun

    a salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base or positive radical; as, acetate of lead, acetate of potash

  2. Etymology: [L. acetum vinegar, fr. acere to be sour.]


  1. Acetate

    An acetate is a derivative of acetic acid - that is, the salts, esters, and the polyatomic anion found in solution - and is often written with the chemical formulas C2H3O2−, CH3CO2−, or CH3COO−. Most of the approximately 5 billion kilograms of acetic acid produced annually in industry are used in the production of acetates, which usually take the form of polymers. In nature, acetate is the most common building block for biosynthesis. For example, the fatty acids are produced by connecting the two carbon atoms from acetate to a growing fatty acid.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acetate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acetate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of acetate in a Sentence

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    The CDC's reporting supports what New York State's Wadsworth Center Lab has found in vape products tested since early September and reinforces the importance of the role that Vitamin E acetate may play in the current outbreak of vaping related illnesses, while no definitive cause has been found, as I've said from the very beginning : if you don't know what you are smoking, don't smoke it.

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