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solvolysis

[sol-vol-uh-sis]
noun Chemistry.
  1. 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
Related formssol·vo·lyt·ic [sol-vuh-lit-ik] /ˌsɒl vəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for solvolysis

solvolysis

noun
  1. a chemical reaction occurring between a dissolved substance and its solventSee also hydrolysis
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Word Origin for solvolysis

from solv (ent) + -lysis
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