solvolysis

[ sol-vol-uh-sis ]
/ sɒlˈvɒl ə sɪs /

noun Chemistry.

a chemical reaction in which the solvent and solute interact; lyolysis.

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Origin of solvolysis

From New Latin, dating back to 1920–25; see origin at solve, -o-, -lysis

OTHER WORDS FROM solvolysis

sol·vo·lyt·ic [sol-vuh-lit-ik] /ˌsɒl vəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for solvolysis

solvolysis
/ (sɒlˈvɒlɪsɪs) /

noun

a chemical reaction occurring between a dissolved substance and its solventSee also hydrolysis

Word Origin for solvolysis

from solv (ent) + -lysis
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