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[ahy-som-uh-rahyz] /aɪˈsɒm əˌraɪz/
verb (used with or without object), isomerized, isomerizing. Chemistry.
to convert into an isomer.
Also, especially British, isomerise.
Origin of isomerize
First recorded in 1890-95; isomer + -ize
Related forms
isomerization, noun Unabridged
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  • Most of those who died were in trailers next to the isomerization unit, which boosts octane in gasoline, when it blew up.

British Dictionary definitions for isomerization


(chem) to change or cause to change from one isomer to another
Derived Forms
isomerization, isomerisation, noun
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isomerization in Medicine

isomerization i·som·er·i·za·tion (ī-sŏm'ər-ĭ-zā'shən)
A process in which one isomer is formed from another.

i·som'er·ize' (-ə-rīz') v.
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