polymerize

verb
po·ly·mer·ize | \ pə-ˈli-mə-ˌrīz , ˈpä-lə-mə- \
polymerized; polymerizing

Definition of polymerize 

intransitive verb

: to undergo polymerization

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But time and the freeze/thaw cycle took their toll on the 2012 potato’s polymerized concrete skin. Bill Manny, idahostatesman, "New Big Idaho Potato has AC, a mashed-potato interior and cushy digs for Spuddy Buddy," 20 June 2018 The resulting monomers can then be re-polymerized into a new moldable plastic resin. National Geographic, "Evian and Loop Industries: Starting a Revolution in Plastic Recycling," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of polymerize

1865, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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polymerize

verb
po·ly·mer·ize
variants: also British polymerise \pə-ˈlim-ə-ˌrīz, ˈpäl-ə-mə- \
polymerized also British polymerised; polymerizing also British polymerising

Medical Definition of polymerize 

intransitive verb

: to undergo polymerization

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