[ puh-lim-uh-rahyz, pol-uh-muh- ]
/ pəˈlɪm əˌraɪz, ˈpɒl ə mə- /
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verb (used with object), po·lym·er·ized, po·lym·er·iz·ing.
to subject to polymerization.
verb (used without object), po·lym·er·ized, po·lym·er·iz·ing.
to undergo polymerization.
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Also especially British, po·lym·er·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM polymerizeun·po·lym·er·ized, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for polymerize
A drawback particularly associated with ethylene 45 oxide is its tendency to polymerize during storage.
Left alone in a fuel air explosive weapon or other container, ethylene oxide tends to self polymerize.
British Dictionary definitions for polymerize
/ (ˈpɒlɪməˌraɪz, pəˈlɪmə-) /
to react or cause to react to form a polymer
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Medical definitions for polymerize
[ pŏl′ə-mə-rīz′, pə-lĭm′ə- ]
To undergo or subject to polymerization.
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