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aromatization

[uh-roh-muh-tuh-zey-shuh n] /əˌroʊ mə təˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the conversion of aliphatic or alicyclic compounds to aromatic hydrocarbons.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; (< F) < Medieval Latin arōmatizātiōn- (stem of arōmatizātiō); see aromatize, -ation
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