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copolymerize

[koh-puh-lim-uh-rahyz, koh-pol-uh-muh-] /ˌkoʊ pəˈlɪm əˌraɪz, koʊˈpɒl ə mə-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), copolymerized, copolymerizing. Chemistry
1.
to subject to or undergo a change analogous to polymerization but with a union of two or more different monomers.
Also, especially British, copolymerise.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; copolymer + -ize
Related forms
copolymerization, noun
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  • To date, all commercial uses are based on chemical reactions that polymerize or copolymerize styrene.
British Dictionary definitions for copolymerize

copolymerize

/kəʊˈpɒlɪməˌraɪz/
verb
1.
to react (two compounds) together to produce a copolymer
Derived Forms
copolymerization, copolymerisation, noun
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