poly·​con·​den·​sa·​tion ˌpä-lē-ˌkän-ˌden-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce polycondensation (audio)
: a chemical condensation leading to the formation of a compound of high molecular weight

Word History


borrowed from German Polykondensation, from poly- poly- + Kondensation condensation

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polycondensation was in 1936

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“Polycondensation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polycondensation. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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