-lyzed; -lyzing

Definition of -lyze

: produce or undergo lytic disintegration or dissolution electrolyze

History and Etymology for -lyze

International Scientific Vocabulary, probably irregular from New Latin -lysis

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“-lyze.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-lyze. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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