tr.v. car·bon·at·ed, car·bon·at·ing, car·bon·ates
1. To add carbon dioxide gas to (a beverage) so that bubbles are produced upon release from a container.
2. To burn to carbon; carbonize.
3. To change into a carbonate.
n. (kärbə-nāt′, kärbə-nĭt)
The anionic divalent group CO3, derived from carbonic acid, or a compound containing this group.
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