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depolymerize

[ dee-puh-lim-uh-rahyz, dee-pol-uh-muh- ]
/ ˌdi pəˈlɪm əˌraɪz, diˈpɒl ə mə- /
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verb (used with object), de·po·lym·er·ized, de·po·lym·er·iz·ing.Chemistry.

to break down (a polymer) into monomers.

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Also especially British, de·po·lym·er·ise .

Origin of depolymerize

First recorded in 1890–95; de- + polymerize

OTHER WORDS FROM depolymerize

de·po·lym·er·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for depolymerize

depolymerize

depolymerise

/ (diːˈpɒlɪməˌraɪz) /

verb

to break (a polymer) into constituent monomers or (of a polymer) to decompose in this way

Derived forms of depolymerize

depolymerization or depolymerisation, noun
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