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  • n. Any salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.
  • v. To form a carboxyl group by introduction of carbon dioxide
  • v. To react with a carboxylic acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to treat a chemical compound with carboxyl or carboxylic acid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. treat (a chemical compound) with carboxyl or carboxylic acid


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