1. To add methyl alcohol to ethanol to render it undrinkable.
  2. To replace an atom, usually a hydrogen, with a methyl group.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Meth"yl*ate (?), n. [Methyl + alcoholate.] Chem.

An alcoholate of methyl alcohol in which the hydroxyl hydrogen is replaced by a metal, after the analogy of a hydrate; as, sodium methylate, CH3ONa.

 

© Webster 1913.


Meth"yl*ate (?), v. t.

To impregnate or mix with methyl or methyl alcohol.

 

© Webster 1913.

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