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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.
Historical Examples

Place the mineral in the cavity with a little of carbonate of soda, and blow upon it with the inner or oxidizing flame.
The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble

It is composed of silica, alumina, carbonate of lime, magnesia and oxide of iron.
Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy

The calcareous bitumen which it yields contains 20% of nearly pure bitumen, and 80% of carbonate of lime; and it has a sp.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

November: At work on the action of carbonate of ammonia on plants.
More Letters of Charles Darwin Charles Darwin

I have the carbonate, (green malachite,) the black oxide, and some of the sulphurets.
Letters from the Alleghany Mountains Charles Lanman

The oxide and the carbonate are probably products of surface weathering.
The Economic Aspect of Geology C. K. Leith

carbonate of soda is obtained from the sal sola soda, extensively cultivated at Lanccrota and Forteventura.
A Voyage Round the World, Vol. I James Holman

Composed of heavy spar and the carbonate in equal proportions.
Field’s Chromatography George Field

In most of these the acid is the important part of the mineral; it is only the carbonate which is used as a source of lime.
A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer

Add a tiny pinch of carbonate of soda and two teaspoonfuls of glycerine.
Social Life Maud C. Cooke

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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