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demulsify

[ dee-muhl-suh-fahy ]
/ diˈmʌl səˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), de·mul·si·fied, de·mul·si·fy·ing.Physical Chemistry.

to break down (an emulsion) into separate substances incapable of re-forming the emulsion that was broken down.

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Origin of demulsify

OTHER WORDS FROM demulsify

de·mul·si·fi·ca·tion, nounde·mul·si·fi·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demulsify

demulsify
/ (diːˈmʌlsɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which an emulsion is permanently broken down into its constituents

Derived forms of demulsify

demulsification, noundemulsifier, noun

Word Origin for demulsify

C20: from de- + emulsify
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