photodissociation

noun
pho·​to·​dis·​so·​ci·​a·​tion | \ ˌfō-tō-di-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce photodissociation (audio) , -shē- \

Definition of photodissociation

: dissociation of the molecules of a substance (such as water) caused by absorption of radiant energy

Other Words from photodissociation

photodissociate \ ˌfō-​tō-​di-​ˈsō-​sē-​ˌāt How to pronounce photodissociate (audio) , -​shē-​ \ verb

First Known Use of photodissociation

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Photodissociation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photodissociation. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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