Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In chem., a salt of lactic acid, or the acid of sour milk. The lactates are soluble in water, and many of them are uncrystallizable.
  • To secrete milk.
  • To give suck or perform the function of lactation.
  • To convert into milk; cause to resemble milk.

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

  • noun (Chem.) A salt of lactic acid.

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  • verb intransitive To secrete or produce milk
  • noun chemistry Any salt or ester of lactic acid

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  • noun a salt or ester of lactic acid
  • verb give suck to

Etymologies

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From Latin lactātus, perfect passive participle of lactō ("contain milk, give suck"), from lac ("milk"), cognate to Ancient Greek γάλα (gala, "milk").

Examples

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  • Not lactate, which is an entirely different chemical that bothers no one with lactose intolerance.

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  • These workouts, sometimes called lactate threshold runs, raise your anaerobic threshold, the point at which leg-tiring lactic acid will build up in the muscle.

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  • Not lactate, which is an entirely different chemical that bothers no one with lactose intolerance.

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  • COOPER: An unusual protest in New York this week caught our attention, organized by women who've adopted an interesting name for themselves, a name they take from the verb to lactate, which is what females of the species naturally do after they've given birth.

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  • Elevated levels of an enzyme called lactate dehydrogenase LDH also may be a clue to the presence of liver disease, especially if your alkaline phosphatase level is elevated too.

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  • Benito Lopez and colleagues are investigating whether it is possible to apply the same approach to lactate, which is also present in sweat.

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  • Benito Lopez and colleagues are investigating whether it is possible to apply the same approach to lactate, which is also present in sweat.

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  • One involves the uptake of sugars that are broken down in the cytoplasm into a molecule called lactate by a process called glycolysis, which quickly yields a small amount of ATP, the enzyme that provides cellular energy.

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  • The researchers are investigating whether it is possible to apply the same approach to lactate, which is also present in sweat.

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