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Definition 1: a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3) - [noun denoting substance]

(carbonate is a kind of ...) a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

(... is a kind of carbonate ) a carbonate of ammonium; used in the manufacture of smelling salts and baking powder and ammonium compounds

(... is a kind of carbonate ) a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate

(... is a kind of carbonate ) a white salt (K2CO3) that is basic in solution; used to make glass and cleansing agents

(... is a kind of carbonate ) a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of carbonate ) a very white crystalline salt that occurs naturally as magnesite or as dolomite

Definition 2: treat with carbon dioxide - [verb of change]

Samples where carbonate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Carbonated soft drinks

(carbonate is a kind of ...) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

Definition 3: turn into a carbonate - [verb of stative]

(carbonate is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

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