decarboxylate

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de- +‎ carboxylate

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decarboxylate (third-person singular simple present decarboxylates, present participle decarboxylating, simple past and past participle decarboxylated)

  1. (organic chemistry) To remove one or more carboxyl groups from a molecule

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