from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To charge (a beverage, for example) with carbon dioxide gas.
- transitive v. To burn to carbon; carbonize.
- transitive v. To change into a carbonate.
- n. A salt or an ester of an carbonic acid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any salt or ester of carbonic acid
- v. to charge (often a beverage) with carbon dioxide
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A salt or carbonic acid, as in limestone, some forms of lead ore, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a compound formed by the union of carbonic acid with a base: as, calcium carbonate; copper carbonate.
- n. plural The common name in the Cordilleran mining region of ores consisting in large part of carbonate of lead. and usually containing silver. This is an important class of ores in Colorado and Utah.
- n. Same as carbonado or bort.
- To impregnate or saturate with carbonic acid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
- v. turn into a carbonate
- v. treat with carbon dioxide
From French carbonate. (Wiktionary)