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photolyze

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verb pho·to·lyze \ˈfō-tə-ˌlīz\

Definition of photolyze

photolyzed

photolyzing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to undergo photolysis

photolyzable

play \-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective


1936

First Known Use of photolyze

1936


Medical Dictionary

photolyze

verb pho·to·lyze

Medical Definition of photolyze

photolyzed

or chiefly British

photolysed

;

photolyzing

or chiefly British

photolysing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause to undergo photolysis

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo photolysis

photolyzable

or chiefly British

photolysable

\-ˌī-zə-bəl\play adjective


Variants of photolyze

or chiefly British

photolyse

\ˈfōt-əl-ˌīz\play

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