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ˈkɑr bəˌneɪt, -nɪt; -ˌneɪtcar·bon·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carbonateverb

    a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)

  2. carbonateverb

    turn into a carbonate

  3. carbonateverb

    treat with carbon dioxide

    "Carbonated soft drinks"


  1. carbonatenoun

    any salt or ester of carbonic acid

    Etymology: From carbonate.

  2. carbonateverb

    to charge (often a beverage) with carbon dioxide

    Etymology: From carbonate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carbonatenoun

    a salt or carbonic acid, as in limestone, some forms of lead ore, etc

    Etymology: [Cf. F. carbonate.]


  1. Carbonate

    In chemistry, a carbonate is a salt of carbonic acid, characterized by the presence of the carbonate ion, CO2− 3. The name may also mean an ester of carbonic acid, an organic compound containing the carbonate group C(O–)2. The term is also used as a verb, to describe carbonation: the process of raising the concentrations of carbonate and bicarbonate ions in water to produce carbonated water and other carbonated beverages — either by the addition of carbon dioxide gas under pressure, or by dissolving carbonate or bicarbonate salts into the water. In geology and mineralogy, the term "carbonate" can refer both to carbonate minerals and carbonate rock, and both are dominated by the carbonate ion, CO2− 3. Carbonate minerals are extremely varied and ubiquitous in chemically precipitated sedimentary rock. The most common are calcite or calcium carbonate, CaCO3, the chief constituent of limestone; dolomite, a calcium-magnesium carbonate CaMg(CO3)2; and siderite, or iron carbonate, FeCO3, an important iron ore. Sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate have been used since antiquity for cleaning and preservation, as well as for the manufacture of glass. Carbonates are widely used in industry, e.g. in iron smelting, as a raw material for Portland cement and lime manufacture, in the composition of ceramic glazes, and more.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carbonate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carbonate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of carbonate in a Sentence

  1. John McTaggart:

    We believe we have the volume of concentrate in-country to warrant a lithium carbonate plant. Africa certainly needs one with the electric vehicle revolution that's taking place.

  2. Luther Beegle:

    We’re getting really cool spectra of materials formed in aqueous [watery] environments – for example sulfate and carbonate, once we get over closer to the delta, where there should be really good preservation potential for signs of life, we’ve got a really good chance of seeing something if it’s there.

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