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demulsify

[dee-muhl-suh-fahy]
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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.
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Origin of demulsify

Related formsde·mul·si·fi·ca·tion, nounde·mul·si·fi·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demulsifying

demulsify

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
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Derived Formsdemulsification, noundemulsifier, noun

Word Origin

C20: from de- + emulsify
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