[ ahy-som-uh-rahyz ]
/ aɪˈsɒm əˌraɪz /

verb (used with or without object), i·som·er·ized, i·som·er·iz·ing. Chemistry.

to convert into an isomer.
Also especially British, i·som·er·ise.

Origin of isomerize

First recorded in 1890–95; isomer + -ize
Related formsi·som·er·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for isomerization

  • Most of those who died were in trailers next to the isomerization unit, which boosts octane in gasoline, when it blew up.

    BP's Shocking Memo|Rick Outzen|May 25, 2010|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for isomerization



/ (aɪˈsɒməˌraɪz) /


chem to change or cause to change from one isomer to another
Derived Formsisomerization or isomerisation, noun
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Medicine definitions for isomerization


[ ī-sŏm′ər-ĭ-zāshən ]


A process in which one isomer is formed from another.
Related formsi•somer•ize′ (-ə-rīz′) v.
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