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[hahy-druh-juh-neyt, hahy-droj-uh-] /ˈhaɪ drə dʒəˌneɪt, haɪˈdrɒdʒ ə-/

verb (used with object), hydrogenated, hydrogenating.
to combine or treat with , especially to add to the molecule of (an unsaturated organic compound).
/ˈhaɪdrədʒɪˌneɪt; haɪˈdrɒdʒɪˌneɪt/
to undergo or cause to undergo a reaction with hydrogen: to hydrogenate ethylene

1809, from hydrogen + -ate (2). Related: Hydrogenated; hydrogenation.

hydrogenation hy·dro·gen·a·tion (hī’drə-jə-nā’shən, hī-drŏj’ə-)
The addition of hydrogen to a compound, especially to solidify an unsaturated fat or fatty acid.
(hī’drə-jə-nāt’, hī-drŏj’ə-nāt’)


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