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devolatilize

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

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

Origin of devolatilize

First recorded in 1860–65; de- + volatilize

OTHER WORDS FROM devolatilize

de·vol·a·til·i·za·tion, noun

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