carbonate

Definitions of carbonate
  1. verb
    treat with carbon dioxide
    Carbonated soft drinks”
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    process, treat
    subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
  2. noun
    a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
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    ammonium carbonate
    a carbonate of ammonium; used in the manufacture of smelling salts and baking powder and ammonium compounds
    bicarbonate, hydrogen carbonate
    a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate
    potassium carbonate
    a white salt (K2CO3) that is basic in solution; used to make glass and cleansing agents
    calcium carbonate
    a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone
    Eskalith, Lithane, Lithonate, lithium carbonate
    a white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug; the drug (trade names Lithane or Lithonate or Eskalith) is used to treat some forms of depression and manic episodes of manic-depressive disorder
    magnesium carbonate
    a very white crystalline salt that occurs naturally as magnesite or as dolomite
    baking soda, bicarbonate of soda, saleratus, sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate
    a white soluble compound (NaHCO3) used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid
    pearl ash
    an impure form of potassium carbonate
    potassium acid carbonate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium hydrogen carbonate
    a crystalline salt (KHCO3) that is used in baking powder and as an antacid
    dripstone
    the form of calcium carbonate found in stalactites and stalagmites
    calcium bicarbonate
    a bicarbonate that is a major cause of hard water
    magnesium bicarbonate
    a bicarbonate that is a major cause of hard water
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    salt
    a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  3. verb
    turn into a carbonate
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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