the subjection of organic compounds to very high temperatures.
the resulting decomposition.
- py·ro·lyt·ic [pahy-ruh-lit-ik], /ˌpaɪ rəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrolysis
the application of heat to chemical compounds in order to cause decomposition
chemical decomposition of compounds caused by high temperatures
- pyrolytic (ˌpaɪrəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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