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.
Also especially British, po·lym·er·ise.
Origin of polymerize
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A drawback particularly associated with ethylene 45 oxide is its tendency to polymerize during storage.U.S. Patent 4,293,314: Gelled Fuel-Air Explosive
Bertram O. Stull
to react or cause to react to form a polymer
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To undergo or subject to polymerization.
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