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[hahy-druh-lahyz] /ˈhaɪ drəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with or without object), hydrolyzed, hydrolyzing.
to subject or be subjected to hydrolysis.
Also, especially British, hydrolyse.
Origin of hydrolyze
First recorded in 1875-80; hydro(lysis) + -lyze
Related forms
hydrolyzable, adjective
hydrolyzation, noun
hydrolyzer, noun
unhydrolyzed, adjective Unabridged
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  • unhydrolyzed chromium sulphate and the sodium sulphate formed in "making basic" act also in the same sense.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett

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