- to subject or be subjected to hydrolysis.
Also especially British, hy·dro·lyse.
Origin of hydrolyze
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Examples from the Web for hydrolyse
The name "lipobacter" has been proposed by De Kruyff for bacteria which hydrolyse fats.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
W. H. Simmons
Emulsine has the property of being able to hydrolyse the glucoside amygdalin to glucose, benzaldehyde, and hydrocyanic acid.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Solanine will stand boiling with strongly alkaline solutions without decomposition; but dilute acids, on warming, hydrolyse.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
They hydrolyse readily when boiled with solutions of caustic alkalies or mineral acids, yielding the constituent acid and alcohol.
- to subject to or undergo hydrolysis
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