verb (used with object), de·mul·si·fied, de·mul·si·fy·ing. Physical Chemistry.
  1. to break down (an emulsion) into separate substances incapable of re-forming the emulsion that was broken down.

Origin of demulsify

Related formsde·mul·si·fi·ca·tion, nounde·mul·si·fi·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for demulsification


verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which an emulsion is permanently broken down into its constituents
Derived Formsdemulsification, noundemulsifier, noun

Word Origin for demulsify

C20: from de- + emulsify
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