solvolysis

[ sol-vol-uh-sis ]

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

Origin of solvolysis

1
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

Words Nearby solvolysis

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British Dictionary definitions for solvolysis

solvolysis

/ (sɒlˈvɒlɪsɪs) /


noun
  1. a chemical reaction occurring between a dissolved substance and its solvent: See also hydrolysis

Origin of solvolysis

1
from solv (ent) + -lysis

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