There are 2 definitions of lactate in English:

lactate1

Syllabification: lac·tate
Pronunciation: /ˈlakˌtāt
 
/

verb

[no object]
  • (Of a female mammal) secrete milk.
    More example sentences
    • I had earlier posted a picture of a stuffed calf hanging from a house front in Mylapore, and speculated that it was meant to keep the cow lactating.
    • Such features may vary according to whether the patient was pregnant, lactating, or had recently terminated her pregnancy or lactation at the time of surgical excision.
    • Testosterone given to lactating females actually reduces their aggressive reaction to males.

Origin

late 19th century: back-formation from lactation.

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There are 2 definitions of lactate in English:

lactate2

Syllabification: lac·tate
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈlakˌtāt/

noun

Chemistry
  • A salt or ester of lactic acid.
    More example sentences
    • Some additives, such as salt, sodium lactate and phosphate, have antimicrobial activity.
    • This suggests that the H-type LDH is utilized for oxidizing lactate to pyruvate and the M-type the reverse.
    • Rolled barley decreased molar proportion of acetate and increased molar proportion of propionate and concentration of lactate in the cecal contents.

Origin

late 18th century: from lactic + -ate1.

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Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space