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pyrolize

or pyrolyze

[pahy-ruh-lahyz] /ˈpaɪ rəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), pyrolized, pyrolizing. Chemistry.
1.
to subject (a substance) to pyrolysis.
Also, especially British, pyrolyse.
Origin of pyrolize
1930-1935
1930-35; back formation from pyrolysis; see -ize
Related forms
pyrolizer, noun
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