- to become volatile; pass off as vapor.
- to make volatile; cause to pass off as vapor.
Also especially British, vol·a·til·ise.
Origin of volatilize
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Examples from the Web for volatilize
The action of the fire may concentrate, but not volatilize them.The Art of Making Whiskey
It must not be hot enough, however, to volatilize the sulfuric acid.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants
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With this instrument he was able to fuse strontia and volatilize platinum.Creative Chemistry
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Associated words: volatile, volatility, volatilize, evaporable.Putnam's Word Book
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It will not volatilize at a low red heat, nor will it decompose.
- to change or cause to change from a solid or liquid to a vapour
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