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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.
Contemporary Examples

But nowadays the Scots swear by “Irn-Bru,” a carbonated orange beverage, to revive them after a big night out.
The Wildest Hangover Cures From Around the World Nina Strochlic November 28, 2013

Watch as two animals from opposite ends of the world unite in the name of Christmas and carbonated beverages.
Coca –Cola, M&M’s, & More Classic Holiday Commercials (VIDEO) Brittany Jones-Cooper December 21, 2011

Of course, the company and its agency have been making a carbonated lemonade out of this lemon.
How SodaStream Took on the Super Bowl—and Lost, Then Won Daniel Gross January 31, 2013

This time, Louise looks into the camera as her kids carry gallons of carbonated beverages into the house.
Stop Indulging, America Margaret Carlson October 23, 2009

Historical Examples

Potash, free or carbonated, is another remedy of considerable importance in Scrofulous diseases.
The Action of Medicines in the System Frederick William Headland

Sixty francs for a quart of carbonated bilge and a racket like nothing on earth.
Command William McFee

The next day, he and Bill Myers got a bottle of carbonated water and mixed themselves a couple of drinks of it.
Hunter Patrol Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire

Just before serving, add the carbonated water, which lends a sparkling appearance and a snappy taste to a beverage of this kind.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

It sparkled like carbonated water as compared with the rather flat matches of yesterday.
News Writing M. Lyle Spencer

Cracked ice, strong coffee, and carbonated water in small quantities are valuable in allaying thirst and nausea.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

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

“containing carbon dioxide,” 1858, past participle adjective from carbonate (v.).

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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