hydrolyze

verb
hy·​dro·​lyze | \ ˈhī-drə-ˌlīz How to pronounce hydrolyze (audio) \
hydrolyzed; hydrolyzing

Definition of hydrolyze

transitive verb

: to subject to hydrolysis

intransitive verb

: to undergo hydrolysis

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from hydrolyze

hydrolyzable \ ˈhī-​drə-​ˌlī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce hydrolyzable (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hydrolyze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soluble or hydrolyzed collagen, which is broken down into smaller fragments, does penetrate the skin, but these fragments are likely too small to do any good. Brooke Russell, Quartzy, "Drinking collagen has health benefits—but don’t put it in your coffee," 5 Oct. 2019 Soluble or hydrolyzed collagen, which is broken down into smaller fragments, does penetrate the skin, but these fragments are likely too small to do any good. Brooke Russell, Quartzy, "Drinking collagen has health benefits—but don’t put it in your coffee," 5 Oct. 2019 Soluble or hydrolyzed collagen, which is broken down into smaller fragments, does penetrate the skin, but these fragments are likely too small to do any good. Brooke Russell, Quartzy, "Drinking collagen has health benefits—but don’t put it in your coffee," 5 Oct. 2019 Soluble or hydrolyzed collagen, which is broken down into smaller fragments, does penetrate the skin, but these fragments are likely too small to do any good. Brooke Russell, Quartzy, "Drinking collagen has health benefits—but don’t put it in your coffee," 5 Oct. 2019 Soluble or hydrolyzed collagen, which is broken down into smaller fragments, does penetrate the skin, but these fragments are likely too small to do any good. Brooke Russell, Quartzy, "Drinking collagen has health benefits—but don’t put it in your coffee," 5 Oct. 2019 Soluble or hydrolyzed collagen, which is broken down into smaller fragments, does penetrate the skin, but these fragments are likely too small to do any good. Brooke Russell, Quartzy, "Drinking collagen has health benefits—but don’t put it in your coffee," 5 Oct. 2019 Beef, pork and marine life are all popular sources for collagen supplements, which offer the protein in a hydrolyzed form. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Is ingestible collagen the fountain of youth? Maybe," 17 Oct. 2019 Soluble or hydrolyzed collagen, which is broken down into smaller fragments, does penetrate the skin, but these fragments are likely too small to do any good. Brooke Russell, Quartzy, "Drinking collagen has health benefits—but don’t put it in your coffee," 5 Oct. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hydrolyze.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of hydrolyze

1880, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for hydrolyze

International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin hydrolysis

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hydrolyze

Time Traveler for hydrolyze

Time Traveler

The first known use of hydrolyze was in 1880

See more words from the same year

Statistics for hydrolyze

Cite this Entry

“Hydrolyze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrolyze. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for hydrolyze

hydrolyze

verb
hy·​dro·​lyze
variants: or chiefly British hydrolyse \ ˈhī-​drə-​ˌlīz How to pronounce hydrolyse (audio) \
hydrolyzed or chiefly British hydrolysed; hydrolyzing or chiefly British hydrolysing

Medical Definition of hydrolyze

transitive verb

: to subject to hydrolysis

intransitive verb

: to undergo hydrolysis

Other Words from hydrolyze

hydrolyzable or chiefly British hydrolysable \ -​ˌlī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce hydrolysable (audio) \ adjective

Comments on hydrolyze

What made you want to look up hydrolyze? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!