sulfate


sulfate
sulfate [sul′fāt΄]
n.
[Fr < L sulphur, sulfur + Fr -ate,-ATE2]
1. a salt of sulfuric acid containing the divalent, negative radical SO4
2. an uncharged ester of this acid
vt.
sulfated, sulfating
1. to treat with sulfuric acid or a sulfate
2. to convert into a sulfate
3. to cause a deposit of lead sulfate to form on (the negative plates of a storage battery)
vi.
to become sulfated
sulfation
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.