- to become volatile; pass off as vapor.
- to make volatile; cause to pass off as vapor.
Also especially British, vol·a·til·ise.
Origin of volatilize
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The loss of potash and soda by volatilization and combination with the gangue is entirely avoided.
Sublimation is the volatilization of solid substances by heat, and their crystallization by cold again into solids.The Pyrotechnist's Treasury
It presents the appearance of a fused hard metallic mass incapable of volatilization.
The compound thus obtained is a deep red amorphous powder, readily capable of volatilization.
This drying, or the volatilization of the hydrocarbons, causes pores between the fibers of the paper.
- to change or cause to change from a solid or liquid to a vapour