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decarboxylate

de·car·box·y·late

decarboxylate

 
pronunciation:
di kar bak s leIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: decarboxylated, decarboxylates, decarboxylating
definition: to remove a carbonyl group from (an organic compound), resulting in the emission of carbon dioxide.
derivation: decarboxylation (n.)