dialyze

verb

di·​a·​lyze ˈdī-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce dialyze (audio)
dialyzed; dialyzing

transitive verb

: to subject to dialysis

intransitive verb

: to undergo dialysis
dialyzable adjective

Examples of dialyze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, some nephrologists — doctors who specialize in treating diseases of the kidney — are paid less per month for patients who dialyze at home versus in-clinic. Leslie Trigg, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Reimagining the future and empowering patients to dialyze on their own schedule at home will require broad commitment across the kidney disease community. Leslie Trigg, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of dialyze was in 1861

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“Dialyze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialyze. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

dialyze

verb
di·​a·​lyze
variants or British dialyse
dialyzed or British dialysed; dialyzing or British dialysing

transitive verb

: to subject to dialysis : separate or obtain by dialysis

intransitive verb

: to undergo dialysis : diffuse through a suitable membrane
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