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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A compound in which a hydrogen atom of alcohol is replaced by an alkali metal, as potassium alcoholate, or ethylate, C2H5OK, formed, with evolution of hydrogen, when metallic potassium is dissolved in alcohol. Sometimes contracted to alcoate, alcohate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A crystallizable compound of a salt with alcohol, in which the latter plays a part analogous to that of water of crystallization.

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  • noun obsolete, chemistry A crystalline salt containing alcohol in place of water of crystallization.
  • noun An alcoholic extract of plant material; a tincture.
  • noun organic chemistry An alkoxide.

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