to become volatile; pass off as vapor.
to make volatile; cause to pass off as vapor.
- Also especially British, vol·a·til·ise .
- vol·a·til·iz·a·ble, adjective
- vol·a·til·i·za·tion, noun
- vol·a·til·iz·er, noun
- non·vol·a·til·iz·a·ble, adjective
- non·vol·a·til·ized, adjective
- un·vol·a·til·ized, adjective
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How to use volatilize in a sentence
The fires burn so hot that they volatilize soil nitrogen into the air, removing those nutrients from the area too.Africa’s fynbos plants hold their ground with the world’s thinnest roots | Jake Buehler | March 1, 2022 | Science News
During this time he repairs the defective spots, taking care to volatilize the mercury very slowly.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
The piece is then washed in a body of water, dried, and put to the fire to volatilize the mercury.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
The heat to which it was exposed was sufficient to volatilize the most infusible substances known to exist.The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' | Thomas Orchard
The discharge may be anything from an imperceptible flow up to one of such violence as to volatilize the craft carrying it.Subspace Survivors | E. E. Smith
Propertius is deficient in that light touch and exquisitely polished taste which volatilize the sensuality and flattery of Horace.In the Mountains | Elizabeth von Arnim
British Dictionary definitions for volatilize
to change or cause to change from a solid or liquid to a vapour
- volatilizable or volatilisable, adjective
- volatilization or volatilisation, noun
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