hydrolyze

verb
hy·​dro·​lyze | \ˈhī-drə-ˌlīz \
hydrolyzed; hydrolyzing

Definition of hydrolyze 

transitive verb

: to subject to hydrolysis

intransitive verb

: to undergo hydrolysis

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Other Words from hydrolyze

hydrolyzable \ ˈhī-​drə-​ˌlī-​zə-​bəl \ adjective

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Look for leave-in conditioners and masks with hydrolyzed keratin, which subs for damaged natural proteins in your hair, says cosmetic chemist Ni’Kita Wilson. Loren Savini, Allure, "The Best Products and Techniques for Strengthening Breakage-Prone Hair," 23 May 2018 This formula aims to thicken strands with a blend of vitamin B7 biotin, collagen, and hydrolyzed wheat protein. Faith Cummings, Allure, "The Best Shampoos for Thinning Hair, According to Dermatologists," 1 Feb. 2018 Enfamil’s hydrolyzed Nutramigen formula, for example, can cost two-thirds more per powdered ounce than its basic formula. Elizabeth Preston, The Cut, "My Baby Cried More Than Yours, and No One Knows Why," 23 Jan. 2018 The hydrating belly mask looks just like your typical sheet mask, minus the holes for your eyes, nose, and mouth. Formulated with aloe vera and hydrolyzed marine collagen, the mask helps do two things for the skin on your stomach. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Hatch Mama Is Launching a Sheet Mask Specifically for Pregnant Bellies," 15 Feb. 2018 As part of Project M’s Emoji Series, this face mask — with firming hydrolyzed collagen and vitamin B5 — looks frightening enough on to star in its own horror franchise. Meirav Devash, Allure, "13 Halloween Beauty Products That Are Spooky AF," 6 Oct. 2017 In addition to covering imperfections, the foundation lifts and blurs the appearance of lines and wrinkles with ingredients such as hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, caviar extract, argan oil and more. Atlanta Life, ajc, "Eyecatchers," 14 Aug. 2017 Coffee blended with protein powder or hydrolyzed collagen, with splash of unsweetened almond milk. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "What to eat, drink before and after a workout," 25 July 2017 Coffee blended with protein powder or hydrolyzed collagen, with splash of unsweetened almond milk. Molly Kimball, OregonLive.com, "What to eat, drink before and after a workout," 25 July 2017

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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

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The first known use of hydrolyze was in 1880

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hydrolyze

verb
hy·​dro·​lyze
variants: or chiefly British hydrolyse \ ˈhī-​drə-​ˌlīz \
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 \ adjective

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