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lyse

[ lahys ]
/ laɪs /
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verb (used with object), lysed, lys·ing.
to cause dissolution or destruction of cells by lysins.
verb (used without object), lysed, lys·ing.
to undergo lysis.
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Origin of lyse

1925–30; back formation from lysin or lysis

Other definitions for lyse (2 of 2)

-lyse

Chiefly British.
variant of -lyze.
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How to use lyse in a sentence

  • Next day they comed and telled us he was found all par'lysed in his chair, an' he couldn't move nor speak.

British Dictionary definitions for lyse

lyse
/ (laɪs, laɪz) /

verb
to undergo or cause to undergo lysis
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Medical definitions for lyse

lyse
[ līs, līz ]

v.
To undergo or cause to undergo lysis.
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