verb (used without object), vol·a·til·ized, vol·a·til·iz·ing.

to become volatile; pass off as vapor.

verb (used with object), vol·a·til·ized, vol·a·til·iz·ing.

to make volatile; cause to pass off as vapor.

Also especially British, vol·a·til·ise.

Origin of volatilize

First recorded in 1650–60; volatile + -ize
Related formsvol·a·til·iz·a·ble, adjectivevol·a·til·i·za·tion, nounvol·a·til·iz·er, nounnon·vol·a·til·iz·a·ble, adjectivenon·vol·a·til·ized, adjectiveun·vol·a·til·ized, adjective
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to change or cause to change from a solid or liquid to a vapour
Derived Formsvolatilizable or volatilisable, adjectivevolatilization or volatilisation, noun
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