a salt or ester of carbonic acid.
to form into a carbonate.
to charge or impregnate with carbon dioxide:
carbonated drinks.
to make sprightly; enliven.
Contemporary Examples

It carbonates water for you, so you have club soda any time you want.
The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide Megan McArdle December 12, 2012

So it carbonates all of these, I’d say latent desires, to have more meaning in his life.
‘About a Boy’ Star David Walton Is No Hugh Grant, in the Best Way Kevin Fallon February 19, 2014

Historical Examples

In all cases ignition should be to constant weight so as to insure complete decomposition of carbonates.
Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen

Margarine and chlesterine, carbonates, sulphates, and ptomaines!
The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro

It is incompatible with the alkalies and earths, and their carbonates and their bicarbonates.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Silicates, carbonates, sulphides, and sulphates are the most abundant salts.
An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson

Mineral matters are inorganic, being chlorides, carbonates or phosphates of calcium, sodium and potassium.
The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson

Silver and carbonates were later found in the vicinity of Breckenridge.
Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume 28 Various

A and B, after excluding sand, are seen to consist chiefly of carbonates and sulphates of lime and magnesia.
Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel Samuel William Johnson

The carbonates precipitate out, leaving the saltpetre in solution, from which it was evaporated and crystallized out.
De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola

noun (ˈkɑːbəˌneɪt; -nɪt)
a salt or ester of carbonic acid. Carbonate salts contain the divalent ion CO32–
verb (ˈkɑːbəˌneɪt)
to form or turn into a carbonate
(transitive) to treat with carbon dioxide or carbonic acid, as in the manufacture of soft drinks

1794, from French carbonate “salt of carbonic acid” (Lavoisier), from Modern Latin carbonatem “a carbonated (substance),” from Latin carbo (see carbon).

1805, “to form into a carbonate,” from carbonate (n.) by influence of French carbonater “transform into a carbonate.” Meaning “to impregnate with carbonic acid gas (i.e. carbon dioxide)” is from 1850s. Related: Carbonated; carbonating.

carbonate car·bon·ate (kär’bə-nāt’)
A salt or ester of carbonic acid.

A salt or ester of carbonic acid, containing the group CO3. The reaction of carbonic acid with a metal results in a salt (such as sodium carbonate), and the reaction of carbonic acid with an organic compound results in an ester (such as diethyl carbonate).

Any other compound containing the group CO3. Carbonates include minerals such as calcite and aragonite.

Sediment or a sedimentary rock formed by the precipitation of organic or inorganic carbon from an aqueous solution of carbonates of calcium, magnesium, or iron. Limestone is a carbonate rock.

Verb To add carbon dioxide to a substance, such as a beverage.


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