Adjective "equilibrated" definition and examples

(Equilibrated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɪˈkwɪlɪbreɪt//ɪˈkwɪlɪlʌɪbreɪt//ˌiːkwɪˈlʌɪbreɪt//iːˈkwɪlɪlʌɪbreɪt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Bring into or keep in equilibrium.
  1. 'After bleaching, the gradient to the cytoplasm is gradually equilibrated, leading to a slight recovery of the nuclear EGFP concentration.'
  2. 'The water was equilibrated and eight sodium ions were added to neutralize the system.'
  3. 'Samples of nondegenerate and degenerate human patellar cartilage were subjected to osmotic loading by equilibrating the tissue in solutions of varying osmolarity.'
  4. 'This monolayer leaflet was equilibrated for 5 ns using conditions specified in Table 1.'
  5. 'We wish to point out that even after 1.5 ns explicit solvent simulations, ion distribution is not equilibrated.'
  6. 'The system was equilibrated by using molecular dynamics with no constraints to movement of the additional K + ions.'
  7. 'Before starting the experiments, oocytes were equilibrated for at least 20 min in substrate-free bathing medium to obtain a stable volume measurement.'
  8. 'The column was equilibrated with water and eluted in a acetonitrile gradient.'
  9. 'Initially, a single protonated surfactin molecule was equilibrated in vacuum.'
  10. 'The solvated systems were then equilibrated with standard protocols.'
  11. 'the tissue samples were allowed to equilibrate with the liquid'
  12. 'For example, dimerization of the transmembrane segment of glycophorin is less tight and equilibrates much faster in sodium dodecyl sulfate than in zwitterionic detergents.'
  13. 'Spectra were measured at different temperatures, and samples were allowed to equilibrate at each temperature for at least 10 min before data collection.'
  14. 'This spectrum was allowed to equilibrate for ~ 20 min (or until no further changes in absorbance occurred) before collection of the final spectrum.'
  15. 'After adjusting the temperature to a new value the setup was allowed to equilibrate for ~ 5-10 min until the thermal drift was well below 0.1 K / min.'
  16. 'The samples were allowed to equilibrate for ~ 20 min at each temperature before spectra were recorded or time-resolved data was taken.'
  17. 'The restraints were then removed and the system was allowed to equilibrate for another 3.9-6.6 ns, for total simulation times between 4.2 and 6.9 ns.'
  18. 'In wine vinegar, the much higher concentration of acetic acid equilibrates with the commensurately higher ethyl acetate concentration.'
  19. 'Each electrode was inserted to about 1-2 mm into the tissue and allowed to equilibrate for several minutes until a stable reading was found.'
  20. 'When the change in weight of the samples was less than 0.5%, the sample dishes were sealed and allowed to equilibrate for 12-14 h (usually overnight).'
  21. 'The soil mixtures, with and without additives, were thoroughly mixed with various moisture contents and allowed to equilibrate for 24 hours prior to compaction.'

More definitions

1. to balance equally; keep in equipoise or equilibrium.

2. to be in equilibrium with; counterpoise. verb (used without object), equilibrated, equilibrating.

3. to be in equilibrium; balance.

More examples(as adjective)

"drops can be equilibrated."

Origin

(equilibrate)Mid 17th century: from late Latin aequilibrat- ‘made to balance’, from the verb aequilibrare, from aequi- ‘equally’ + libra ‘balance’.