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Meaning of HYDROGENATION

Pronunciation:  `hIdruju'neyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a chemical process that adds hydrogen atoms to an unsaturated oil; "food producers use hydrogenation to keep fat from becoming rancid"
 

HYDROGENATION is a 13 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hy`dro*gen*a"tion\, n. (Chem.)
The act of combining with hydrogen, or the state of being so
combined.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A process that changes an unsaturated fat to a more saturated one.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The adding of hydrogen to another molecule.
  2. The adding of hydrogen to unsaturated hydrocarbons or fatty acids (hydrocarbons or fatty acids which contain carbon-carbon double bonds). Oils and fats used in making prepared foods are often hydrogenated to improve their shelf life.
 

 

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