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cyclolysis

[ sahy-klol-uh-sis ]

noun

, Meteorology.
  1. the weakening or extinction of a cyclone, usually in simultaneous occurrence with an increase in atmospheric pressure:

    the net effect of surface cooling on cyclolysis at any level within the atmosphere.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyclolysis1

First recorded in 1915–20; cycl(one) + -o- ( def ) -lysis

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