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Definition of "oleate" [o•le•ate]

  • An ester or a salt of oleic 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 "oleate" in a sentence
  • "As the boys began eagerly ruining our towels in their attempt to de-oleate the dog, I casually picked up what he'd dropped at my wife's feet, hoping to recover a really swell skipping stone."
  • "Let me add that I have also been able to obtain such stepped laminae with alkali oleate in glycerol, and also with alkali colophonates and resinates in water."
  • "The surface of a soapy water is greasy (low surface tension, arrest of the movements of camphor); it is, therefore, covered at least by a similar layer of oleic acid or oleate, as can be shown by analysing a known quantity of soapy water drawn in the form of laminae having a known total surface area (Jean Perrin, Mouquin)."