Definition of benzoate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛnzəʊeɪt/


A salt or ester of benzoic acid.
Example sentences
  • Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid.
  • In an Australian study, CFS patients eliminated wheat, milk, benzoates, nitrites, nitrates, and food colorings and other additives from their diet.
  • Benzyl benzoate is irritant and not recommended for children.
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