lactate

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lactātus, perfect passive participle of lactō (contain milk, give suck), from lac (milk), cognate to Ancient Greek γάλα (gála, milk).

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lactate (third-person singular simple present lactates, present participle lactating, simple past and past participle lactated)

  1. (intransitive) To secrete or produce milk
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Etymology 2[edit]

Lactate ion
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lactic (lactic acid) +‎ -ate

Noun[edit]

lactate (plural lactates)

  1. (chemistry) Any salt or ester of lactic acid
  2. Ellipsis of lactate ion
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Latin[edit]

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lactāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of lactō