photolyze

verb

pho·​to·​lyze ˈfō-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce photolyze (audio)
photolyzed; photolyzing

transitive verb

: to cause to undergo photolysis
photolyzable adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photolyze was in 1925

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“Photolyze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photolyze. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

photolyze

verb
pho·​to·​lyze
variants or chiefly British photolyse
photolyzed or chiefly British photolysed; photolyzing or chiefly British photolysing

transitive verb

: to cause to undergo photolysis

intransitive verb

: to undergo photolysis
photolyzable adjective
or chiefly British photolysable
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