Main definitions of aluminate in English

: aluminate1aluminate2

aluminate1

Pronunciation /əˈl(j)uːmɪneɪt/

noun

Chemistry
  • A compound or salt in which alumina or aluminium hydroxide is combined with an alkali or base. Also: any of various oxyanions or hydroxy anions of aluminium; a compound containing such an anion.

Origin

Early 19th century. From alumina + -ate, apparently after Swedish aluminiat.

Main definitions of aluminate in English

: aluminate1aluminate2

aluminate2

Pronunciation /əˈl(j)uːmɪneɪt/

verb

  • To coat or cover with aluminium; to treat or cause to react with aluminium; to introduce aluminium into.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Science News. From alumin- + -ate, probably after aluminated.