verb (used with or without object), di·mer·ized, di·mer·iz·ing. Chemistry.

to form (a dimer), as in polymerization.

Also especially British, di·mer·ise.

Origin of dimerize

1850–55; back formation from dimerization; see dimer, -ize
Related formsdi·mer·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dimerise




to react or cause to react to form a dimer
Derived Formsdimerization or dimerisation, noun
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