Any unsaturated compound, but especially an unsaturated hydrocarbon in the oil refining industry

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  • unsaturate — noun Date: 1934 an unsaturated chemical compound …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unsaturate — un·sat·u·rate (ŭn săchʹə rĭt) n. An unsaturated compound. * * * …   Universalium

  • unsaturate — un·sat·u·rate sach ə rət n an unsaturated chemical compound (as an alkene) …   Medical dictionary

  • unsaturate — un·saturate …   English syllables

  • unsaturate — “+ noun ( s) : an unsaturated chemical compound (as an olefinic or acetylenic hydrocarbon) …   Useful english dictionary

  • unsaturated — unsaturate /un sach euhr it, euh rayt /, n. unsaturation, n. /un sach euh ray tid/, adj. 1. not saturated; having the power to dissolve still more of a substance. 2. Chem. (of an organic compound) having a double or triple bond and capable of… …   Universalium

  • monounsaturate — /mon oh un sach euhr it/, n. a monounsaturated fat or fatty acid, as olive oil. [MONO + UNSATURATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • mono — mono·acetate; mono·acetin; mono·alphabetic; mono·amide; mono·ammonium; mono·azo; mono·basic; mono·bath; mono·blast; mono·blastic; mono·bleph·a·ri·da·les; mono·bloc; mono·branchiate; mono·bromate; mono·brominate; Mono·caine; mono·calcium;… …   English syllables

  • monounsaturate — mono·unsaturate …   English syllables

  • poly — poly·acrylate; poly·acrylic; poly·acrylonitrile; poly·act; poly·actinal; poly·adel·phia; poly·adel·phous; poly·allel; poly·alphabetic; poly·amide; poly·amine; poly·an·dria; poly·an·dric; poly·an·drist; poly·an·dri·um; poly·an·drous; poly·an·dry;… …   English syllables

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