dimerize

[dahy-muh-rahyz]

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

to form (a dimer), as in polymerization.

Nearby words

  1. dimensional analysis,
  2. dimensionless number,
  3. dimer,
  4. dimercaprol,
  5. dimeric,
  6. dimerous,
  7. dimeter,
  8. dimethoate,
  9. dimethoxymethane,
  10. dimethyl

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 dimerize

dimerize

dimerise

verb

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

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