azeotrope

[ uh-zee-uh-trohp, ey-zee- ]

nounPhysical Chemistry.
  1. any liquid mixture having constant minimum and maximum boiling points and distilling off without decomposition and in a fixed ratio, as isopropyl alcohol and water.

Origin of azeotrope

1
1910–15; a-6 + Greek (ein) to boil + -o- + -trope

Other words from azeotrope

  • a·ze·o·trop·ic [ey-zee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik], /ˌeɪ zi əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
  • a·ze·ot·ro·py [ey-zee-o-truh-pee], /ˌeɪ ziˈɒ trə pi/, a·ze·ot·ro·pism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for azeotrope

azeotrope

/ (əˈziːəˌtrəʊp) /


noun
  1. a mixture of liquids that boils at a constant temperature, at a given pressure, without change of composition

Origin of azeotrope

1
C20: from a- 1 + zeo-, from Greek zein to boil + -trope

Derived forms of azeotrope

  • azeotropic (ˌeɪzɪəˈtrɒpɪk), adjective

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