frac·tion·ate -shə-.nāt vt, -at·ed; -at·ing to separate (as a mixture) into different portions (as by distillation or precipitation)

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frac·tion·ate (frakґshən-āt) to break up into smaller, generally equal, parts, such as in a fractionated dose of chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

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  • fractionate — frac·tion·ate || frækʃəneɪt v. break up into sections or parts; separate the ingredients of a mixture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fractionate — [ frakʃ(ə)neɪt] verb chiefly Chemistry divide into fractions or components. Derivatives fractionation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • fractionate — frac·tion·ate …   English syllables

  • fractionate — frac•tion•ate [[t]ˈfræk ʃəˌneɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing 1) to separate or divide into component parts 2) chem. to separate (a mixture) into ingredients or into portions having different properties 3) chem. to obtain by such a process • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

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