hydrolyze

[ hahy-druh-lahyz ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), hy·dro·lyzed, hy·dro·lyz·ing.

to subject or be subjected to hydrolysis.

Nearby words

  1. hydrolyse,
  2. hydrolysis,
  3. hydrolyst,
  4. hydrolyte,
  5. hydrolytic,
  6. hydrolyzed vegetable protein,
  7. hydroma,
  8. hydromagnetics,
  9. hydromancy,
  10. hydromechanics

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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