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Definition of "acetate" []

  • A salt or ester of acetic acid. (noun)
  • Cellulose acetate or any of various products, especially fibers, derived from it. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acetate" in a sentence
  • "The brothers worked on the development of cellulose acetate, which is used in the production of film and made into textiles."
  • "It is the second active ingredient, (E, E) - 9,11-tetradecadien-1-yl acetate, that is the wild card."
  • "Radioactivity levels in cholesterol in aortic tissue were significantly higher than in rats given labelled acetate alone."