[koh-puh-lim-uh-rahyz, koh-pol-uh-muh-]

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.

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

Origin of copolymerize

First recorded in 1935–40; copolymer + -ize
Related formsco·po·lym·er·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for copolymerize




to react (two compounds) together to produce a copolymer
Derived Formscopolymerization or copolymerisation, noun
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