Definition of "sulfate" [sulfate]

  • (noun) A chemical compound containing the bivalent group SO4.
  • (verb-transitive) To treat or react with sulfuric acid or a sulfate.
  • (verb-transitive) Electricity To cause lead sulfate to accumulate on (the plates of a lead-acid storage battery).
  • (verb-intransitive) To become sulfated.

Use "sulfate" in a sentence

  • "Schopf and another researcher, Jack Farmer of Arizona State University, announced the results of a recent study in which they found that a type of mineral deposit called sulfate can harbor fossils of ancient organisms."
  • "72Horovitz and Hönigschmid purified lead out of 100 kg of lead sulfate from the Joachimsthal pitchblende,"
  • "It looks like copper sulfate, which is innocuous enough to be carrying around in an open beaker."

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