pyrolyze

verb
py·ro·lyze | \ˈpī-rə-ˌlīz \
variants: or less commonly pyrolize
pyrolyzed also pyrolized; pyrolyzing also pyrolizing

Definition of pyrolyze 

transitive verb

: to subject to pyrolysis

Other Words from pyrolyze

pyrolyzable \ˌpī-rə-ˈlī-zə-bəl \ adjective
pyrolyzer noun

First Known Use of pyrolyze

1919, in the meaning defined above

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