disproportionation

noun
dis·​pro·​por·​tion·​ation | \ ˌdis-prə-ˌpȯr-shə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce disproportionation (audio) \

Definition of disproportionation

: the transformation of a substance into two or more dissimilar substances usually by simultaneous oxidation and reduction

Other Words from disproportionation

disproportionate \ ˌdis-​prə-​ˈpȯr-​shə-​ˌnāt How to pronounce disproportionate (audio) \ intransitive verb

First Known Use of disproportionation

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Disproportionation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disproportionation. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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