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isomerize

[ahy-som-uh-rahyz] /aɪˈsɒm əˌraɪz/
verb (used with or without object), isomerized, isomerizing. Chemistry.
1.
to convert into an isomer.
Also, especially British, isomerise.
Origin of isomerize
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; isomer + -ize
Related forms
isomerization, noun
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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

isomerize

/aɪˈsɒməˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(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)
n.
A process in which one isomer is formed from another.


i·som'er·ize' (-ə-rīz') v.
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