Noun Acetates Definition and Examples







A salt or ester of acetic acid, containing the anion CH₃COO⁻ or the group —OOCCH₃.
  1. 'Then ammonium acetate solution was added to replace the adsorbed sodium with ammonium ions.'
  2. 'The action of acetylcholine is terminated rapidly, in around 10 milliseconds; an enzyme breaks the transmitter down into choline and an acetate ion.'
  3. 'If the alloy reacts with water, it would react more violently also with acid- and as all acetates except lead, silver and gold are soluble, why bother with this test?'
  4. 'Well there is a threat from two sides; one is the oil that one has normally in a ship like that in the engine room; it's also carrying a lot of cargo, acetone, methane, propane, phenol and acetates.'
  5. 'The radioactivity in the acetate was later found to be incorporated into cholesterol and the liver.'
  6. 'When anodized surfaces are colored by the addition of dyes or pigments, a secondary treatment with acetates salts such as cobalt or nickel acetates is used to help seal the coloring agents to the surface.'
  7. 'In the laboratory the normal method of methane preparation is to combine one part sodium acetate and two parts sodium hydroxide.'
  8. 'To test this hypothesis, the researchers drilled a series of wells downstream from where they dripped the acetate and periodically took water samples.'
  9. 'In this conjugate, the free alcoholic hydroxy group on the vinca alkaloid-based antineoplastic drug was generated by hydrolysis of the original acetate ester.'
  10. 'Benzyl acetate, from acetic acid, has a jasmine odor.'
Cellulose acetate, especially as used to make textile fibres or plastic.
  1. 'It encompasses pattern-making, tailoring, dressmaking, alterations and dyeing silks - along with restored pageant and wedding dresses in polyester, acetate and silk.'
  2. 'And I got this idea that I would use India ink on acetate and make a brush-stroke, because the acetate kind of repels the ink.'
  3. 'Triacetate is an improved acetate fabric which doesn't melt as easier and is easier to care for.'
  4. 'Bend the acetate strips to form a teardrop shape.'
  5. 'Both pieces have an acetate shell and polyester lining.'
  6. 'After the introduction of aspirin, he had developed not only several more drugs but also cellulose acetate, acetate silk, and acetate safety film before leaving Bayer in 1908 to establish his own factory in Berlin.'
  7. 'EVITA PERONI products made out of plastic, nylon or acetate can be gently washed with warm water and then dried with a soft cloth.'
  8. 'Place a prepared chocolate acetate strip around each parfait to transfer to the sides of the parfait and remove the acetate.'
  9. 'For example, they are central to the most common industrial method for making acetic acid, which is the main ingredient in vinegar and essential in the manufacture of some solvents, acetate fibers, and flavors.'
  10. 'The La Donna shades are oversized vintage-look acetates with an elegant cat's-eye shape.'
  11. 'Painting patterns on the acetate produces patterns of changing voltage.'
  12. 'Applying acrylics to the acetate with bamboo brushes, Stone controls viscosity and opacity while leaving the edges of the transparent film unpainted.'
  13. 'A full-scale instant film system combined with acetate tracing is a noninvasive technique that provides image documentation for calculation and visual inspection of a PU over time.'
  14. 'A final suggestion for getting images onto clear plastic sheets for this and other projects is to use an acrylic medium and transfer the ink-jet printed image to the acetate.'
  15. 'The Kroitorer was powered up, and moved over the photo, the pointed armature leaving a trail of tiny impressions on the surface of the acetate.'
  16. 'A length of dental floss was stretched from the tip of the pharynx to the tip of the tail of each worm, and the length in centimeters was recorded from the dental floss on a sheet of acetate overhead projector film.'
  17. 'Measurement of wound surface area was obtained by using an acetate tracing and planimeter, a method that has been validated in all common etiologies of ulcers.'
  18. 'It's like you've slipped through acetate into this weird film world, been transported out of the ordinary, and you're just a little out of step with everyone'
  19. 'It's important to use the kind that is compatible with the equipment you are using to get the images on the acetate or transparency.'
  20. 'The paper was too damp, or the ink too sticky, or the gods too angry or something, and it stuck solidly to the acetate that I was printing it from.'
  21. 'For those two releases, Bones came up with his own tracks, cut them onto twelve-inch acetates and mixed them live before a riled-up crowd of Californian ravers.'
  22. 'Several of these recordings are acetates or test pressings that exist in only a single copy.'
  23. 'We have essentially acetates from Tureck's private vault.'
  24. 'His recordings are taken from what seem to be LPs or acetates from broadcasts.'
  25. 'The shuffle of papers, the dried-up marker, the frantic search for the power switch and the nervous giggle as your acetates fall to the floor will all be part of the show if you're not careful.'
  26. 'It's OK by the way; we've found the other acetates - the ones of their press conferences and radio interviews.'
  27. 'Phillips cut an acetate dub of the song with no backing side and delivered it to Dewey, who debuted the song on his July 8 show.'
  28. 'Prior to the release of this album we were teased as a dozen or so acetates of the acid tribal monster ‘It Began In Afrika’ were leaked to the key players.'
  29. 'The discs are not cut, as an acetate disc is, but embossed; at least that is what I was told many years ago.'
  30. 'I find it interesting to compare contemporary pianists’ playing to the composer's, since we do have recordings of the source - piano rolls, radio recordings, private acetates.'


1. Chemistry. a salt or ester of acetic acid.

2. Also called acetate rayon. a synthetic filament, yarn, or fabric composed of a derivative of the acetic ester of cellulose, differing from viscose rayon in having greater strength when wet and greater sensitivity to high temperatures.

3. a sheet of clear plastic film fastened over the front of artwork for protection, as an overlay, or the like.

4. a slow-burning base material, cellulose triacetate, used for motion-picture film to minimize fire hazard during projection, and also for animation cells.



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