py·​ro·​lyze ˈpī-rə-ˌlīz How to pronounce pyrolyze (audio)
variants or less commonly pyrolize
pyrolyzed also pyrolized; pyrolyzing also pyrolizing

transitive verb

: to subject to pyrolysis
pyrolyzable adjective
pyrolyzer noun

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pyrolyze was in 1919

Dictionary Entries Near pyrolyze

Cite this Entry

“Pyrolyze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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