copolymerize

[ koh-puh-lim-uh-rahyz, koh-pol-uh-muh- ]
/ ˌkoʊ pəˈlɪm əˌraɪz, koʊˈpɒl ə mə- /

verb (used with or without object), co·po·lym·er·ized, co·po·lym·er·iz·ing.Chemistry.

to subject to or undergo a change analogous to polymerization but with a union of two or more different monomers.

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Also especially British, co·po·lym·er·ise .

Origin of copolymerize

First recorded in 1935–40; copolymer + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM copolymerize

co·po·lym·er·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for copolymerize

copolymerize

copolymerise

/ (kəʊˈpɒlɪməˌraɪz) /

verb

to react (two compounds) together to produce a copolymer

Derived forms of copolymerize

copolymerization or copolymerisation, noun
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