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Definition of "lactate" []

  • To secrete or produce milk. (verb-intransitive)
  • A salt or an ester of lactic acid. (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 "lactate" in a sentence
  • "The biomarker, a tumor-derived enzyme known as lactate dehydrogenase"
  • "Not lactate, which is an entirely different chemical that bothers no one with lactose intolerance."
  • "These workouts, sometimes called lactate threshold runs, raise your anaerobic threshold, the point at which leg-tiring lactic acid will build up in the muscle."