devolatilize

[ dee-vol-uh-tl-ahyz ]
/ diˈvɒl ə tlˌaɪz /
Chemistry

verb (used with object), de·vol·a·til·ized, de·vol·a·til·iz·ing.

to cause (a vapor) to liquefy.

verb (used without object), de·vol·a·til·ized, de·vol·a·til·iz·ing.

(of a vapor) to liquefy.

Nearby words

  1. devocalize,
  2. devoice,
  3. devoid,
  4. devoir,
  5. devoirs,
  6. devolution,
  7. devolve,
  8. devon,
  9. devon island,
  10. devon minnow

Also especially British, de·vol·a·til·ise.

Origin of devolatilize

First recorded in 1860–65; de- + volatilize

Related formsde·vol·a·til·i·za·tion, noun

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