Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chemical compound containing the bivalent group SO4.
  • transitive v. To treat or react with sulfuric acid or a sulfate.
  • transitive v. Electricity To cause lead sulfate to accumulate on (the plates of a lead-acid storage battery).
  • intransitive v. To become sulfated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any ester of sulfuric acid.
  • n. Any salt of sulfuric acid.
  • v. To treat something with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or with sulfur dioxide.
  • v. To accumulate a deposit of lead sulfate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An amended spelling of sulphate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. convert into a sulfate
  • n. a salt or ester of sulphuric acid

Etymologies

French, from Latin sulfur, sulfur.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • It looks like copper sulfate, which is innocuous enough to be carrying around in an open beaker.

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  • There is also a chemical reliance in organic agriculture; they just happen to be natural chemicals, like nicotine sulfate, which is horribly dangerous.

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  • All the biochemical steps along the way have to work in order for you to methylate and to sulfate, which is the process by which your body produces glutathione, the mother of all detoxifiers and antioxidants.

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  • Meanwhile, the sulfur dioxide component underwent chemical reactions to form a particulate known as sulfate aerosol (in essence, droplets of water and sulfuric acid), which absorbs sunlight and reflects some of it back into space.

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  • As luck would have it, the reactions that produce glutathione also yield molecules called sulfate groups, which help generate those joint-sparing proteoglycans.

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  • Epsom salt is the commercial name for magnesium sulfate, which is sold in almost every drugstore for just a few dollars a carton.

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  • In these cases, the pregnant woman is hospitalized and given a drug such as magnesium sulfate, which is given intravenously and stops labor by relaxing the muscles of the uterus.

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  • That notion, part of the concept of geoengineering, seems straightforward: Inject tiny reflective particles called sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere, and they will bounce some sunlight back into space, reducing the greenhouse effect on Earth.

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