Definition of derivate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛrɪvət/


Something derived, especially a product obtained chemically from a raw material.
Example sentences
  • Another promising approach is the use of butyric acid derivates such as 4-phenylbutyrate.
  • With a sufficient number of distinct line-cross derivates, increasingly complicated models of gene interaction can be tested.
  • This story caught the attention of several drug companies, who are testing pain-killers based on nicotine derivates.


Late Middle English: from Latin derivat- 'derived', from the verb derivare (see derive).

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