[ 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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OTHER WORDS FROM demulsifyde·mul·si·fi·ca·tion, nounde·mul·si·fi·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for 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 demulsifydemulsification, noundemulsifier, noun
Word Origin for demulsify
C20: from de- + emulsify
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