Definition of hydrogenate in English:

hydrogenate

Syllabification: hy·dro·gen·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈhīdrəjəˌnāt, hīˈdräjənāt
 
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verb

[with object] (often as adjective hydrogenated)
  • Charge with or cause to combine with hydrogen.
    More example sentences
    • This involves the addition of hydrogen to the carbon chain thereby removing the double bonds and producing hydrogenated vegetable oils.
    • Gram for gram, trans fat - essentially hydrogenated oil - is probably the most toxic food ingredient in the food supply.
    • Trans fats are produced when vegetable oils are hydrogenated into soft solids.

Derivatives

hydrogenation

Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəjəˈnāSHən, hīˌdräjə-/
noun
More example sentences
  • Many of the carbon compounds found in crude petroleum may contain multiple bonds, but can be converted to saturated compounds by catalytic hydrogenation.
  • One example of the use of hydrogen atom transfer in organic synthesis is hydrogenation, i.e. the addition of hydrogen to a carbon-carbon double bond.
  • For example, nickel is a catalyst in the hydrogenation of vegetable oils.

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