[ dee-kuhl-uh-rahyz ]
/ diˈkʌl əˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), de·col·or·ized, de·col·or·iz·ing.

Also especially British, de·col·or·ise.

Origin of decolorize

First recorded in 1830–40; de- + colorize


de·col·or·i·za·tion, nounde·col·or·iz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for decolorization

  • Decolorization of gelatine sols may be effected by any substance with a large specific surface (see p. 201).

    Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
  • Most usually the decolorization and filtration processes are also conducted with such an acid sol.

    Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
  • As the liquors extracted are weaker, the extraction is more complete and the decolorization more easily effected.

    Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
  • Further, decolorization by adsorption probably also involves the removal of the last traces of emulsified grease.

    Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett