polymerize

verb po·ly·mer·ize \ pə-ˈli-mə-ˌrīz , ˈpä-lə-mə- \

Definition of polymerize

polymerized; polymerizing
transitive verb
: to subject to polymerization
intransitive verb
: to undergo polymerization

First Known Use of polymerize

1865


Medical Dictionary

polymerize

verb po·ly·mer·ize
variants: also British polymerise play \pə-ˈlim-ə-ˌrīz, ˈpäl-ə-mə-\

medical Definition of polymerize

polymerized also British polymerised; polymerizing also British polymerising
transitive verb
: to subject to polymerization
intransitive verb
: to undergo polymerization

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