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acetate (ăs´Ĭtāt´), one of the most important forms of artificial cellulose-based fibers; the ester of acetic acid. The first patents for the production of fibers from cellulose acetate appeared at the beginning of the 20th cent. During World War I, production of acetylcellulose began on an industrial scale for military applications. Acetate fibers are basically delivered in the form of a continuous textile yarn. Their principal use is in the production of widely used consumer goods, such as men's shirts, women's blouses, underwear, ties, bathing suits, jersey jackets and sweaters, suit fabrics, coats, and sports clothing.

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ac·e·tate / ˈasiˌtāt/ • n. 1. Chem. a salt or ester of acetic acid, containing the anion CH3COO or the group −OOCCH3. 2. cellulose acetate, esp. as used to make textile fibers or plastic. ∎  a transparency made of cellulose acetate film. ∎  a recording disk coated with cellulose acetate.

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acetate (ass-it-ayt) n. any salt or ester of acetic acid.

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acetate (ethanoate) A salt or ester of acetic acid.

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acetate

acetate See ethanoate

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