pyrolize

or py·ro·lyze

[ pahy-ruh-lahyz ]
/ ˈpaɪ rəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), py·ro·lized, py·ro·liz·ing. Chemistry.

to subject (a substance) to pyrolysis.

Nearby words

  1. pyrokinesis,
  2. pyrolatry,
  3. pyroligneous,
  4. pyroligneous acid,
  5. pyroligneous alcohol,
  6. pyrolusite,
  7. pyrolyse,
  8. pyrolysis,
  9. pyrolytic,
  10. pyromagnetic

Also especially British, py·ro·lyse.

Origin of pyrolize

1930–35; back formation from pyrolysis; see -ize

Related formspy·ro·liz·er, noun

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