aromatization

[ uh-roh-muh-tuh-zey-shuhn ]
/ əˌroʊ mə təˈzeɪ ʃən /

noun Chemistry.

the conversion of aliphatic or alicyclic compounds to aromatic hydrocarbons.

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Origin of aromatization

First recorded in 1595–1605; from French or directly from Medieval Latin arōmatizātiōn- (stem of arōmatizātiō ); see origin at aromatize, -ation
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