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photolyze

[foht-l-ahyz] /ˈfoʊt lˌaɪz/ Chemistry
verb (used with object), photolyzed, photolyzing.
1.
to break down molecules with light.
verb (used without object), photolyzed, photolyzing.
2.
to experience photolysis.
Also, especially British, photolyse.
Origin of photolyze
1935-1940
1935-40; photo(lysis) + -lyze, on the model of analysis, analyze
Related forms
photolyzation, noun
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