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verb (used with or without object), hy·dro·lyzed, hy·dro·lyz·ing.
  1. to subject or be subjected to hydrolysis.
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Also especially British, hy·dro·lyse.

Origin of hydrolyze

First recorded in 1875–80; hydro(lysis) + -lyze
Related formshy·dro·lyz·a·ble, adjectivehy·dro·ly·za·tion, nounhy·dro·lyz·er, nounun·hy·dro·lyzed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hydrolysed

Historical Examples of hydrolysed

  • When hydrolysed with caustic alkalis, they yield primary amines (this reaction determines their constitution).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8


  • When hydrolysed these fungoid celluloses yield, in addition to monoses, glucosamine and acetic acid.

  • This was also true of the behaviour of the hydrolysed extracts (acid processes) to yeast fermentation.

  • On saponification a portion of the cellulose, in again combining with water, is hydrolysed to soluble products.

  • These were the hexose constituents of the hydrolysed complex, the pentoses (or 'furfuroids') surviving intact.