hydrolyze

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verb hy·dro·lyze \ˈhī-drə-ˌlīz\

Definition of hydrolyze

hydrolyzed

;

hydrolyzing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject to hydrolysis

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo hydrolysis

hydrolyzable

play \ˈhī-drə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hydrolyze

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin hydrolysis


First Known Use: 1880


Medical Dictionary

hydrolyze

verb hy·dro·lyze
variants: or chiefly British

hydrolyse

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Medical Definition of hydrolyze

hydrolyzed

or chiefly British

hydrolysed

;

hydrolyzing

or chiefly British

hydrolysing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to subject to hydrolysis

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo hydrolysis

hydrolyzable

or chiefly British

hydrolysable

\-ˌlī-zə-bəl\play adjective

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