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hydrogenation

Pronunciation: hi'dro-jen-a'shun, hi-droj'e-na-shun

Definition: Addition of hydrogen to a compound, especially to an unsaturated fat or fatty acid; thus, soft fats or oils are solidified or “hardened.”

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