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depolymerize

[ dee-puh-lim-uh-rahyz, dee-pol-uh-muh- ]
/ 藢di p蓹藞l瑟m 蓹藢ra瑟z, di藞p蓲l 蓹 m蓹- /
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verb (used with object), de路po路lym路er路ized, de路po路lym路er路iz路ing.Chemistry.
to break down (a polymer) into monomers.
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Also especially British, de路po路lym路er路ise .

Origin of depolymerize

First recorded in 1890鈥95; de- + polymerize

OTHER WORDS FROM depolymerize

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

depolymerize

depolymerise

/ (di藧藞p蓲l瑟m蓹藢ra瑟z) /

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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