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copolymerize

[koh-puh-lim-uh-rahyz, koh-pol-uh-muh-]
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verb (used with or without object), co·po·lym·er·ized, co·po·lym·er·iz·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to subject to or undergo a change analogous to polymerization but with a union of two or more different monomers.
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Also especially British, co·po·lym·er·ise.

Origin of copolymerize

First recorded in 1935–40; copolymer + -ize
Related formsco·po·lym·er·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for copolymerize

copolymerize

copolymerise

verb
  1. to react (two compounds) together to produce a copolymer
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Derived Formscopolymerization or copolymerisation, noun
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