Definition of derivate in English:


Line breaks: der¦iv|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛrɪvət
, -eɪt/


  • Something derived, especially a product obtained chemically from a raw material.
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    • 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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