Definition of esterify in English:

esterify

verbesterifies, esterifying, esterified

[with object]Chemistry
  • Convert into an organic compound by replacing the hydrogen of an acid by an alkyl or other organic group.

    ‘fatty acids are reduced and esterified, yielding waxes’

Pronunciation

esterify

/ɛˈstɛrɪfʌɪ/