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a•cet•y•late  (ə setl āt′),USA pronunciation v.,  -lat•ed, -lat•ing. [Chem.]
v.t. 
  1. Chemistryto introduce one or more acetyl groups into (a compound).

v.i. 
  1. Chemistryto become acetylated.
Also,  acetylize.  a•cet′y•lation, n. 
a•cety•la′tive, adj. 
  • acetyl + -ate1 1905–10

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