\(ˈ)dē+\ transitive verb
Etymology: de- + esterify
: to remove ester groups from (as pectin)

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  • esterify — [es ter′ə fī΄] vt., vi. esterified, esterifying to change into an ester esterification n …   English World dictionary

  • esterify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Date: 1898 to convert into an ester • esterification noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • esterify — esterifiable, adj. esterification, n. /e ster euh fuy /, v.t., v.i., esterified, esterifying. Chem. to convert into an ester. [1900 05; ESTER + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • esterify — verb (of an acid) to combine with an alcohol or (of an alcohol) to combine with an acid, to form an ester …   Wiktionary

  • esterify — es·ter·i·fy e ster ə .fī vt, fied; fy·ing to convert into an ester es·ter·i·fi·able e .ster ə fī ə bəl adj es·ter·ifi·ca·tion fə kā shən n * * * es·ter·i·fy (es terґĭ fi) to combine with an alcohol with elimination of a molecule of water,… …   Medical dictionary

  • esterify — v. (Chemistry) convert into an ester …   English contemporary dictionary

  • esterify — es·ter·i·fy …   English syllables

  • esterify — es•ter•i•fy [[t]ɛˈstɛr əˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. v. i. fied, fy•ing chem. to convert into an ester • Etymology: 1900–05 es•ter′i•fi a•ble, adj. es•ter i•fi•ca′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • esterify — [c]/əsˈtɛrəfaɪ/ (say uhs teruhfuy), /ɛs / (say es ) verb (esterified, esterifying) –verb (t) 1. to convert (an acid or alcohol) into an ester. –verb (i) 2. to change into an ester. –esterification /əstɛrəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say uhsteruhfuh kayshuhn), /ɛs …  

  • esterify — verb change (a compound) into an ester • Derivationally related forms: ↑ester • Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science • Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn …   Useful english dictionary

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