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polymerize

[ puh-lim-uh-rahyz, pol-uh-muh- ]
/ p蓹藞l瑟m 蓹藢ra瑟z, 藞p蓲l 蓹 m蓹- /
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verb (used with object), po路lym路er路ized, po路lym路er路iz路ing.
to subject to polymerization.
verb (used without object), po路lym路er路ized, po路lym路er路iz路ing.
to undergo polymerization.
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Also especially British, po路lym路er路ise .

Origin of polymerize

First recorded in 1860鈥65; polymer + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM polymerize

un路po路lym路er路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polymerize

polymerize

polymerise

/ (藞p蓲l瑟m蓹藢ra瑟z, p蓹藞l瑟m蓹-) /

verb
to react or cause to react to form a polymer
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Medical definitions for polymerize

polymerize
[ p艔l蓹-m蓹-r墨z鈥, p蓹-l沫m蓹- ]

v.
To undergo or subject to polymerization.
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