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volatilize

[ vol-uh-tl-ahyz ]
/ ˈvɒl ə tlˌaɪz /
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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.

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Nearby words

volatile, volatile oil, volatile salt, volatility index, volatilization, volatilize, volcanic, volcanic arc, volcanic ash, volcanic bomb, volcanic cone
Also especially British, vol·a·til·ise.

Origin of volatilize

First recorded in 1650–60; volatile + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for volatilize

volatilize

volatilise

/ (vɒˈlætɪˌlaɪz) /

verb

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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