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[noun kahr-buh-neyt, -nit; verb kahr-buh-neyt] /noun ˈkɑr bəˌneɪt, -nɪt; verb ˈkɑr bəˌneɪt/

a salt or ester of .
verb (used with object), carbonated, carbonating.
to form into a carbonate.
to charge or impregnate with :
carbonated drinks.
to make sprightly; enliven.
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.

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


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