or py·ro·lyze


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

to subject (a substance) to pyrolysis.

Also especially British, py·ro·lyse.

Origin of pyrolize

1930–35; back formation from pyrolysis; see -ize
Related formspy·ro·liz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pyrolyse


US pyrolyze


(tr) to subject to pyrolysis
Derived Formspyrolyser or pyrolyzer, noun
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