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anticyclolysis

[ an-tee-sahy-klol-uh-sis, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti saɪˈklɒl ə sɪs, ˌæn taɪ- /
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noun Meteorology.

the weakening or extinction of an anticyclone, usually in simultaneous occurrence with a decrease in atmospheric pressure: The North African family of anticyclones is primarily observed in summer, and anticyclolysis tends to occur off the northern Libyan coast.

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Origin of anticyclolysis

First recorded in 1930–35; anticycl(one) + -o- + -lysis
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